police-involved violence

Politie patch on a Dutch police officer's uniform
May 27 '20 23:02

A suspect in a "serious incident" was shot by police Wednesday afternoon and later died, officials said. Little information was released about what unfolded, with police only saying that it was a "chaotic situation," according to a local broadcaster.

A trauma team was dispatched by ambulance to the Beresteinseweg in Hilversum just before 5 p.m., with police confirming the shooting shortly after. Police announced that the man died around 7:30 p.m. According to De Gooi en Eemlander, the suspect died at the scene.

Police officers on the street
May 27 '20 11:10

Two people were injured in a shooting on Retersbekerweg in Klimmen, Limburg on Tuesday evening. Three people were arrested, including the two who were injured, the police said in a statement. One person was still at large, police added.

The shooting happened at around 7:00 p.m. The police are investigating exactly what happened that led to the dispute. "A fight between two families was probably the reason for the incident," the police said.

Politie patch on a Dutch police officer's uniform
May 23 '20 10:10

One person who was harming himself was shot at by police in Halsteren on Saturday morning. The man later died of his injuries, though it was not immediately clear if he was struck by a bullet.

Police said officers at the Klaverblad in the Noord-Brabant town found a “disturbed” individual who had taken a knife to himself. Neighbors told local newspaper BN De Stem that they heard four shots fired inside a home after police broke down the door to enter.

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May 4 '16 07:55

Police officers will no longer automatically be considered a suspect following a violent incident. Instead there will be an investigation working on the assumption that they acted according to the law, according to a bill Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice revealed on Tuesday

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