AP finally nixes ‘officer-involved shooting’

In a long-overdue move, the Associated Press advised reporters to stop parroting this stock phrase of police PR

Scene of a police shooting in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Tony Webster / CC-BY-SA)

The AP Stylebook today released new guidance for reporters covering police shootings. The official Twitter account of the nation’s most commonly used language manual for journalists tweeted: “Avoid the…

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Justin Ward

Justin Ward

Journalist and activist. Founder and co-chair of DivestSPD. Bylines at SPLC, The Baffler, GEN, USA Today. Follow on Twitter: @justwardoctrine, @DivestSPD