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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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March 06, 2015

CHP: Plainclothes cop justified in drawing gun at protesters in melee

Unnamed officer was found to be justified for drawing his gun after his partner wrestled with a protester who struck him on Dec. 10 - Full Story
March 04, 2015
Sheriff calls for changes after 4th riot in 4 months at Nev. juvenile center

Sheriff calls for changes after 4th riot in 4 months at Nev. juvenile center

Riot at a juvenile rehabilitation center has put a neighboring town "at its wits' end" following the latest in a series of violent uprisings - Full Story
March 03, 2015
Protesters march to LA police HQ after OIS

Protesters march to LA police HQ after OIS

Cops are directing traffic as the group heads toward the police administration building where a there is a scheduled meeting of the city Police Commission - Full Story
February 24, 2015

Court nixes Occupy marchers' suit over mass arrest on bridge

Police didn't mislead more than 700 Occupy Wall Street protesters into getting arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge, a federal appeals court decided - Full Story
February 23, 2015

NY cops told to 'close eyes' during volatile situations

Tactic was introduced to officers attending an NYPD training session – part of the department’s new "smart policing" program - Full Story
February 22, 2015
Group protesting fatal Wash. OIS blocks bridge

Group protesting fatal Wash. OIS blocks bridge

Demonstrators blocked traffic along the cable bridge as they slowly marched from Pasco toward Kennewick - Full Story
February 20, 2015
Video from police, public examined in fatal Wash. OIS

Video from police, public examined in fatal Wash. OIS

Investigators asked the public Thursday to provide more social media images and eyewitness accounts of shooting that has sparked a series of protests - Full Story
February 18, 2015
Records: Police wanted Guard in Ferguson neighborhood

Records: Police wanted Guard in Ferguson neighborhood

Security planning began long before the grand jury announcement - Full Story
February 18, 2015
More PDs choosing restraint over quick action in crowd control

More PDs choosing restraint over quick action in crowd control

Police chiefs in Chicago; Boston; Nashville, Tennessee, and elsewhere have taken a largely hands-off approach to demonstrations - Full Story
February 15, 2015

Denver cops told not to interfere as protesters vandalize police memorial

Denver Police Union President Nick Rogers says protesters went too far and officers should have been allowed to intervene - Full Story



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