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Crowd Control

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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October 02, 2015

Mo. police urged to strengthen crowd control tactics

The report found that county police failed to anticipate the extent of the anger officers would face - Full Story
September 29, 2015
Video: ‘Blue Lives Matter’ rally draws supporters in LA

Video: ‘Blue Lives Matter’ rally draws supporters in LA

Police joined members of the community for a pro-police rally - Full Story
September 25, 2015

Md. to receive $1M from DOJ for police overtime during Gray unrest

The funding is small compared to the $19.4M requested by the governor in federal disaster aid - Full Story
September 17, 2015
5 ways drones can help cops fight crime

5 ways drones can help cops fight crime

Drones are becoming a go-to tool for law enforcement — here are five ways your agency can use them - Full Story
September 16, 2015

Ore. man who filmed police files federal lawsuit for arrest

Man contends he was unjustly arrested while videotaping officers during a protest - Full Story
September 14, 2015

Ferguson panel recommends police, court reform, transparency

The commission also recommended changes in several other areas to address social and economic divisions - Full Story
September 11, 2015

Lawsuit: NYPD violated Occupy protesters' first amendment rights

The lawsuit claimed the city enforced a policy that led to arrests of individuals engaged in free speech - Full Story
September 10, 2015

Judge: Freddie Gray trials to stay in Baltimore

Attorneys for the officers argued that a million-dollar settlement the city reached with the Gray family sways jurors - Full Story
September 09, 2015

Baltimore approves $6.4M settlement in Freddie Gray case

The settlement could decide whether a judge decides to move the trials for the six officers charged out of the city - Full Story
September 07, 2015

Decision in OIS charges leads to protests in Wash. community

The decision not to file charges in an officer-involved shooting continues to reverberate throughout the community - Full Story

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