New York City wrestles with surge of violent police clashes

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MICHAEL R. SISAK Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A surge in violent police clashes has left a trail of bodies across New York City, stoking tensions between officers and critics who say they have been too quick to use deadly force. Since mid-October, New York Police Department officers have shot five people, killing four of them — a torrent that left department veterans struggling to recall another time there were so many on-duty shootings in the city in such a short span. On Oct. 23, police killed a man in Harlem after they say he fired a gunshot that hit an officer's bullet-resistant vest. Two days later, police killed a man in Brooklyn after they say he slammed an officer's head with a chair. That officer was placed in a medically induced coma for several days. Adding to the
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