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TBI study focuses on police shootings

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It's the moment every officer trains for and the one every officer hopes never comes.

A report released this week by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation suggests training and procedure can make the difference when officers find themselves forced to draw their guns and fire. The study of deadly force in Tennessee spans 234 officer-involved shootings statewide from 2007-11 — the agency's first such effort ever.

"It's always good to understand what law enforcement is doing across the state," said Margie Quin, assistant special agent in charge of the TBI's Fusion Center, who oversaw the study. "The report is there to inform and to continue the dialogue. This is something we train for every day and something we rarely see."

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