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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 08, 2015
Tear gas deployed at NJ concert after bottles thrown at cops

Tear gas deployed at NJ concert after bottles thrown at cops

Police blocking gates outside of a major hip-hop concert Sunday had bottles thrown at them by angry people in the crowd who were trying to get inside - Full Story
June 03, 2015

2 men plead guilty to foiled Ferguson bomb plot

Planned a bomb attack targeting the Ferguson police chief and other officials - Full Story
June 03, 2015
Balitmore police commissioner defends patrol strategy amid violence

Balitmore police commissioner defends patrol strategy amid violence

Commanders are addressing holes in coverage stemming in part from a new deployment schedule - Full Story
June 03, 2015
Baltimore police union asks for emails, texts to investigate officer injuries after riots

Baltimore police union asks for emails, texts to investigate officer injuries after riots

Union investigating how police and firefighters were deployed during riots - Full Story
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



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