Throwing yourself into a situation that will result in death by the police.
Police tell you to get down and put your hands on your head. You pull out a black cap gun and take aim while running towards them.
by Matt March 8, 2004
Passive method of suicide by those without the guts to kill themselves. Involves entering or drawing a police response, then provoking a lethal draw of fire by either threatening with a real or fake weapon, or aggressive maneuvering towards the police officers. Life insurance policies may cover suicide-by-cop, whereas they wouldn't cover normal suicide.
Did you hear about Joe? He went out by suicide by cop.
by sonicbloom September 20, 2008
Severely pissing off a police officer, who is already in a pissed off mood! Resulting in the cop killing that person's ass!
Cop; Rodney King, step out of the car, and put your hands on the roof!

Rodney; HELL NO!!!!!!!!!

Cop; DO IT NOW!!!!!!

Rodney; F--- YOU! Reaches for his gun in the passenger seat, and aims it at the Cop.

Cop; Kills Rodney with his own gun. After beating him with his Johnny-stick.

Rodney King unknowingly committed suicide by cop. When he pissed off that cop.

Also known to him by suicide by LAPD.
by Saints May 11, 2006
1.) A lawful or unlawful killing of an individual that is done by a police officer.

2.) A term coined in the United States in 1976, to deliberately pass blame of murder/homicide from the actions of a police officer, to the actions of a citizen.
Hey, did you hear that Joe with the mental disorder committed suicide-by-cop?

No, what did he do?

Well, he called the police to defuse a scenario and they ended up shooting him several times instead.
by Trollerson April 10, 2021
A thing that most people don’t know and only heard it from rick and morty like me
That’s suicide by cop like from rick and morty
by A guy who is very fat May 23, 2020