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An NYPD report shows police shot and killed 9 suspects and injured 19 last year — the lowest number in recent years.

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly attributed the decline to increased firearm training and learning from past shootings. Each recruit spends 11 days on the range and police officers are trained on firearms twice a year, he said.

“It establishes that New York City police officers are very restrained in the use of deadly force,” Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said on Thursday, “and we are by far the most restrained of any major city in America.”

The report was only made public in recent years. The New York Times says the report concluded that the 62 officers who fired at suspects demonstrated that “restraint is the norm” in police shootings.

Source: WYNC

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