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Crowd Control

The Crowd Control topic focuses in on the difficult task of controlling large groups of people with a limited number of officers and resources. The articles and tips in this section focus on strategies that can help quell a riled up crowd and riot gear — helmets and shields — that will keep them safe in the process. Law enforcement must be prepared for the worst when a controversial verdict is read or a large sports team wins a championship and the celebration spills to the streets.
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St. Louis police chief stands behind officers after fatal shooting

St. Louis police chief stands behind officers after fatal shooting

The chief defended the officers in a fatal shooting that has drawn unrest in the streets - Full Story

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Calif. department shows media bodycam footage from 2 fatal incidents

The media was shown 2 videos including one of a recent fatal shooting to dispel any misinformation - Full Story

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Officer-involved shooting in St. Louis sparks protests

Officer-involved shooting in St. Louis sparks protests

Police fatally shot a suspect after he allegedly pointed a gun at them - Full Story

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19-year-old girl shields Ferguson police from protesters

Lexi Kozhedsky said she'd rather "get hit by something than let it hit them" as she stood in front of police on front lines of protesters.

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County halts Ferguson state of emergency

State of emergency was imposed in Ferguson and the surrounding area after shootings during protests - Full Story

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St. Louis County chief regained control of Ferguson protests

St. Louis County chief regained control of Ferguson protests

Police chief strode directly toward demonstrators, telling them to get out of the street and urging calm - Full Story

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4th night of Ferguson protests brings confrontation, arrests

4th night of Ferguson protests brings confrontation, arrests

Police arrest two dozen in protests, but there was no repeat of violence that scarred weekend demonstrations - Full Story

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Police shooting, protests put Ferguson back on edge

Police shooting, protests put Ferguson back on edge

Police, protesters and community brace for more violence - Full Story

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Ferguson protesters write officer's name on pig's head

Ferguson protesters are using a roasted pig's head with a police officer's name written on it during a demonstration - Full Story

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Ferguson, one year later: From a city to a symbol

Ferguson, one year later: From a city to a symbol

Today, to America and to the world, the word “Ferguson” means far more than just another city - Full Story



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