Suicide by Cop

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A popular term for the intentional use by an individual of threatening behaviour toward law enforcement officers, such that they kill the individual in what they believe is self-defence
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He said Kamran's death had been declared as suicide by police and as per inquiry report of Deputy Commissioner, but owing to some apprehensions of his family, judicial commission was formed which will submit its report.
Violanti (social and preventative medicine, State University of New York-Buffalo) and Drylie (criminal justice, Kean University) review research on suicide by police, or "copicide," analyze the perpetrator's background motivation in specific cases, and outline a typology for copicide as a distinct phenomenon.
The death was first ruled a suicide by police in London, but Calvi's family pressed for further investigation and eventually Italian prosecutors brought murder charges against the five defendants.
He did not want the suspect to commit suicide by police and wasn't anxious to have bullets flying around the neighborhood.
Police said it may be another case of so-called suicide by police in which people confront officers in the hopes they will respond with deadly force.