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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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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
September 03, 2015
First day of Baltimore court protests had 1 arrest

First day of Baltimore court protests had 1 arrest

On the first court hearing for the death of Freddie Gray, protests briefly turned heated when police arrested an activist - Full Story
September 03, 2015
DOJ report on Ferguson unrest offers lessons

DOJ report on Ferguson unrest offers lessons

The report focuses on the regional police response in the 17 days that followed the shooting of Michael Brown - Full Story
September 02, 2015

Philly cops discuss pros, cons of bodycams

Since the department volunteered to test bodycams, they've learned the difference the little device makes on police work - Full Story
September 02, 2015

Los Angeles commission delays discussion of proposed rules for police meetings

Rules would call for removal of people who made 'repetitious, personal, impertinent or profane remarks' at meetings - Full Story
September 01, 2015

Video: Minn. fair protesters rile police with 'Pigs in a blanket' chant

Protesters were captured on camera yelling 'pigs in a blanket, fry 'em like bacon' - Full Story
August 31, 2015

San Francisco police have head start on activists' race reforms

The department is open to demands because they have already begun to make many of the suggested reforms - Full Story

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