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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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May 02, 2013

Video: Protesters clash with police at Seattle May Day rally

Several officers were injured and as many as 18 were arrested during the May Day march - Full Story
April 28, 2013

Colo. police use tear gas to break up noisy street party

Police say they used tear gas to disperse a large and noisy street party near a college as some of the 300 party-goers through bottles at the officers - Full Story
April 25, 2013

Police detain protesters outside Bush library opening

The three people were placed in patrol cars Thursday as about 200 people marched in protest - Full Story
April 09, 2013

Video: Riot police tame Louisville crowd after NCAA win

Police were forced to use tear gas after several scuffles broke out and an officer was attacked - Full Story
March 14, 2013
Violent protesters harass NYPD for teen shooting

Violent protesters harass NYPD for teen shooting

A police officer suffered a gash in the face after he was hit by an object tossed from a building - Full Story
February 25, 2013

19 arrested after disturbance at Chicago mall

Most are charged with misdemeanor mob action; a 16-year-old is charged with battery of a mall security guard - Full Story
February 17, 2013

Dozens of pro-Dorner protesters rally at LAPD

Protesters told the Los Angeles Times that they believed Dorner's claims of racism and unfair treatment by the department - Full Story
February 09, 2013

NJ mayors: No police, emergency services at Super Bowl 2014

Group says they've had to absorb too many past costs for Jets', Giants' stadium - Full Story
February 01, 2013

Challenge: Policing the Super Bowl and Mardi Gras

The city's police force of 1,200 officers is bolstered this week by more than 200 Louisiana State Police troopers and hundreds of federal authorities from several agencies - Full Story
January 17, 2013
Tight security in preparation for protests at inauguration

Tight security in preparation for protests at inauguration

Thousands of police officers will be visible where more than 600,000 spectators are expected Monday - Full Story



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