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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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February 13, 2016

Pa. gun owner tells harrowing story of saving officer from attack

The man saw a group of almost 40 high school students surrounding an officer while some grabbed for his service weapon - Full Story
February 10, 2016

Sheriff's social media comments on fatal Ore. occupier shooting draw outrage

Critics said the comments 'only inflame an already tense situation and incite further violence' - Full Story
February 10, 2016
Government sues Ferguson after city tries to revise police reform deal

Government sues Ferguson after city tries to revise police reform deal

Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Ferguson's decision to reject the deal left the Justice Department no choice except to file a civil-rights lawsuit - Full Story
February 09, 2016

ACLU files lawsuit seeking video from fatal Minneapolis police shooting

Jamar Clark, 24, was shot by a Minneapolis officer on Nov. 15 during what authorities said was a struggle - Full Story
January 08, 2016

Sheriff offers to escort armed Ore. occupiers off refuge

Sheriff Ward has repeatedly said the occupation has to end and violence be avoided - Full Story
January 07, 2016

Cheers for sheriff who tells armed Ore. group to 'go home'

Leader Ammon Bundy told reporters they will leave when there's a plan in place to turn over federal lands to locals - Full Story
January 05, 2016

Man behind armed Ore. band says he's on mission from God

Like his father in previous confrontations, Ammon Bundy says he is following directions from God - Full Story
January 05, 2016

Trending Topics: When militias clash with cops

By PoliceOne Staff An ongoing occupation of a federal building in eastern Oregon is just the latest in... - Full Story
January 04, 2016

Ranchers who inspired Ore. occupation report to prison

Federal authorities made no immediate attempt to retake the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge - Full Story
January 03, 2016
Militia members occupy US building in Ore. after protest

Militia members occupy US building in Ore. after protest

Family previously involved in showdown with federal government has occupied a building at a national wildlife refuge and is asking militia members to join them - Full Story



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