Police With Military Experience More Likely to Shoot
The Marshall Project
October 15, 2018

According to researchers at the University of Texas School of Public Health in Dallas, Dallas Police Department officers with military experience were significantly more likely to have discharged their firearm while on duty than cops with no military service.

“Results from this study suggest that veteran status, regardless of deployment history, is associated with increased odds of shootings,” the professors wrote. “There is critical need for additional studies on the relationship between veteran status, deployment history and combat experience, and officer-involved shootings.”

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