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by Peter Moskos

March 21, 2016

RIP Detective Colson

“The shot that struck and killed Detective Colson was deliberately aimed at him by another police officer,” Stawinski said. “It’s another tragic dimension to this unfolding story.”


A black cop in civilian clothes being killed by other cop? This is not exactly frequent... but it is all too regular.

In 170 years of US policing, you know how many white cops have been killed in similar cases of mistaken identity? Best I know, four. (Jenkins, Skagen, Stamp, and Breitkopf)

Here's my previous post.


Adam said...

Here is a fairly recent friendly-fire shooting of a white undercover cop. The officer didn't die, thankfully, but it sounds like he came close.

Moskos said...

thanks for the link