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Newsday: Since at least 2006, Nassau's deadly force investigators have never ruled an officer's actions unjustified

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A Nassau County police officer shot an unarmed man in the back. Another intentionally ran down an unarmed man with his squad car, costing him a leg. Still another shot an unarmed cabdriver after a night of drinking off duty.

In each case, department investigators reviewed the use of deadly force and reached the same conclusion within a day: The officer’s actions were justified.

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