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Two innocent police officers were murdered in New York last week. However, something about the official statement from the NYPD really troubled me. « A [New York] Daily News investigation found that at least 179 people were killed by on-duty NYPD officers over the past 15 years. Just three of the deaths have led to an indictment in state court. In another case, a judge threw out the indictment on technical grounds and it was not reinstated.