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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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June 03, 2015
Arraignment set for suspect in Ferguson police shooting

Arraignment set for suspect in Ferguson police shooting

Man is accused of shooting two police officers during a protest in Ferguson - Full Story
May 30, 2015
Protesters gather at Phoenix mosque under close police watch

Protesters gather at Phoenix mosque under close police watch

The protest came about month after a shootout outside a Prophet Muhammad cartoon-drawing contest in a Dallas suburb - Full Story
May 28, 2015

Videos: Detroit cops break out dance moves at music fest

Officers in attendance used the festival as an opportunity for connecting with the community - Full Story
May 27, 2015

Wash. police shooting of suspects again draws protest

Some held signs and banners against the use of force, while other demonstrators supported police - Full Story
May 25, 2015
58 protesters arraigned after Cleveland officer's acquittal

58 protesters arraigned after Cleveland officer's acquittal

Cleveland police arrested 71 people on Saturday night after a day of mostly peaceful protests - Full Story
May 25, 2015
Dozens arrested, cited after Northern Calif. protest

Dozens arrested, cited after Northern Calif. protest

Demonstrators marched through downtown Oakland on Sunday in a second night of protests against the city's new get-tough policy for monitoring street protests - Full Story
May 24, 2015
Streets calm after 71 arrested in Cleveland protests

Streets calm after 71 arrested in Cleveland protests

Protests grew increasingly aggressive in the wake of a patrolman's acquittal in the deaths of two suspects - Full Story
May 22, 2015
Video: Hundreds protest Wash. police shooting, footage released

Video: Hundreds protest Wash. police shooting, footage released

Hundreds marched in Washington state's capital city to protest a police shooting that wounded two people suspected of trying to steal beer - Full Story
May 14, 2015
Wis. police protests stay peaceful

Wis. police protests stay peaceful

The approximately two dozen arrests so far have involved protesters blocking traffic - Full Story
May 13, 2015

Video: Wis. OIS footage released, critics protest prosecutor's decision

On Wednesday morning, protesters began gathering outside of the apartment house where the shooting happened - Full Story



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