Most never shoot at someone, but these 38 Utah officers have pulled the trigger multiple times

July 13, 2021

By Paighten Harkins and Jessica Miller

From the article: "There may be ready explanations for why officers have fired weapons in multiple shootings. Police leaders said some officers have more dangerous assignments than others. But the shootings could also be an indication that some have become overreliant on their weapons, said former Salt Lake City Police Chief Chris Burbank, who now works at the California-based Center for Policing Equity.

Burbank said each shooting should be investigated on its own merits. But departments should — and often don’t — pay extra attention if an officer fires in multiple cases. They treat an officer’s fourth shooting like the first."

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