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More Police Training Key To Determining Who Is A 'Good Guy With A Gun'

Two black men killed by police recently in Alabama and Illinois are described by protesters as 'good guys with guns.' Police trainers say there are steps departments can take to help prevent deaths.

The recent shooting deaths of two black men by police have reignited protests about police use of force. In both incidents, the men had guns and police wrongly mistook them for suspects.

On Thanksgiving night a white police officer fatally shot 21-year-old Emantic Bradford, Jr. at a mall in Hoover, Ala., a Birmingham suburb. Bradford and others were running from a shooting that left two people injured. Some witnesses said during the pandemonium that followed, some of those running away pulled out their guns for their own protection. Police later admitted Bradford was not

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