By Gabriela Resto-Montero
MANHATTAN — The NYPD tallied the fewest amount of police-related shooting deaths in 2010 since the department began keeping track in 1971.
Police officers shot and killed eight people in 2010, the previous low was nine in 2005, the Associated Press reported.
When the NYPD, which is the nation's largest police force, began keeping track of shooting deaths in the 1971, officers killed 93 people, the AP reported.
The department set another record low with 16 people wounded in gunfire, according to the agency.
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said the drop from 12 shooting deaths in 2009 to eight was due to officer training and restraint.