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When Police Shoot

A Rare Look Inside Police Training in Utah
How might police training impact whom, when and why officers shoot? Watch an excerpt from the new FRONTLINE/Salt Lake Tribune documentary “Shots Fired.”
November 23, 2021
The ‘21-Foot Rule’: How a Controversial Training for Police is Used to Justify Shootings
The 21-foot rule is taught to police across the U.S. and officers use it to explain why they shot at someone. But it's not based on science or the law. And some national policing leaders argue it shouldn’t be taught to cadets anymore.
December 6, 2021
Is the Fear Factor Overblown in Police Shootings?
Utah’s police training has been questioned for focusing on worst-case scenarios.
November 22, 2021
VIDEO: A Utah Police Officer Killed a Man Inside the Police Department. It Was His Third Shooting.
A West Valley City police sergeant killed Michael Chad Breinholt nearly two years ago, but the district attorney still hasn’t said whether the shooting was justified.
July 12, 2021

The "Un(re)solved" podcast

"It's a constant heartache no matter what, but when somebody dies of such a violent, horrific way, you can’t make sense of it, no matter how hard you try."
GINA THAYNE, aunt of Dillon Taylor, who was shot in 2014

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January 18, 2022
PANDORA PAPERS: Video & Major Stories From Our Partners
Watch the trailer for an upcoming FRONTLINE investigation into the Pandora Papers, exposing how U.S. trusts are sheltering millions in controversial assets, and read major stories from our ICIJ partners.
December 20, 2021
Shots Fired
Amid record police shootings in Utah, an investigation into the use of deadly force in the state.
December 2, 2021
New Documentary, ‘Shots Fired,’ Investigates Police Shootings in Utah
With police shootings in Utah reaching record highs amid a nationwide debate over police accountability, FRONTLINE and The Salt Lake Tribune present "Shots Fired": the first nationally broadcast documentary stemming from FRONTLINE’s Local Journalism Initiative
November 18, 2021
Pandora Papers
A massive leak of financial documents reveals hidden assets and deals of the world’s wealthy and powerful.
November 15, 2021
New Documentary Reveals How the “Taliban Takeover” Has Already Changed Life in Afghanistan, Showing Stark Impact on Women and Ethnic Minorities
"Taliban Takeover," a revelatory documentary filmed on the ground in Afghanistan before, during and after the U.S. withdrawal, premieres Tues., Oct. 12 at 9/8c on PBS.
October 7, 2021
Rural Health and Hospitals: A Focus on Texas
Data compiled by the APM Research Lab explains why Texas leads the nation in rural hospital closures.
September 29, 2021