AN OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING (OIS) INCIDENT is defined by the Office of Community Policing Services (COPS) in their report on the Philadelphia Police Department as any firearm discharge that meets the following criteria:
AN OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING (OIS) RECONSTRUCTION is an area of crime scene reconstruction that concerns itself with a critical examination of the circumstances and physical evidence associated with the shooting scene with the goal of establishing the most probable or likely sequence of events relating to the shooting, while recognizing that other explanations may be possible.
It relies on an assessment of physical evidence from the scene as well as information obtained during the course of a medical, criminal and/or civil investigation.
Issues addressed during a shooting reconstruction may include:
These data sets are used to confirm or refute an accounting of the incident by victim/s, shooter/s and/or witnesses.