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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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December 20, 2015

A look back: 10 photos that capture policing in 2015

From acts of incredible heroism to continued anti-police protests, the following slideshow captures a year in police headlines - Full Story
December 15, 2015

Baltimore police prepare for protests as 1st Freddie Gray trial comes to close

The city's preparations stem from the looting, violence and arson that followed Gray's death in April - Full Story
December 10, 2015

High school student sentenced for attacking Pa. officer

The juvenile attacked the officer who was trying to break up fights around a high school - Full Story
December 10, 2015
1 after another, Chicago police videos made public

1 after another, Chicago police videos made public

Authorities are debating whether a fourth video showing a 2013 fatal OIS of an unarmed man should be made public - Full Story
December 10, 2015

Police help secret Santa brings gifts of cash, hope to Ferguson

The secret Santa is a Kansas City businessman who hands out $100 bills to the needy - Full Story
December 08, 2015

Chicago mayor: Officer-involved shooting brought city to 'inflection point'

Justice Department officials say they use patterns-and-practices probes to identify systemic failings - Full Story
December 04, 2015

Minneapolis protesters thanked for 'peaceful' withdrawal from precinct camp

Officials shut down the encampment because of safety risks and impact on emergency response times - Full Story
December 04, 2015

Mich. police fume over loss of US military vehicles

Since 2006, Michigan authorities have received more than $40M worth of surplus military equipment - Full Story
December 03, 2015

8 arrested as Minneapolis police tear down protest camp

Officers told about 50 chanting demonstrators camped outside the precinct to disperse and began removing tents - Full Story
November 30, 2015

4 charged for shooting Minn. Black Lives Matter protestors

Black Lives Matter demonstrators set up an encampment outside of the police precinct - Full Story



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