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  • n. The method of suicide where a person deliberately acts in a threatening way towards a police officer, with the purpose of being shot as response.


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  • "Police were investigating a number of scenarios this morning, including whether the man held the brush under his shirt to prompt officers to shoot at him, a phenomenon known in law-enforcement circles as suicide by cop."

    The New York Times, November 13, 2007

    November 14, 2007