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10% Of Central Texas Police Shooting Incidents Involve Veterans

March 22, 2014 09:15:00 am

An Austin American-Statesman analysis of data shows that, since 2003, nearly 10 percent of subjects in Central Texas shooting incidents involving police were military veterans or active-duty service members. The story, which is available only to paid subscribers, raises questions about whether police are trained adequately to deal with serious incidents involving veterans.
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