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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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Denver cops told not to interfere as protesters vandalize police memorial

Denver Police Union President Nick Rogers says protesters went too far and officers should have been allowed to intervene - Full Story

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Hundreds protest fatal police shooting in Wash.

Hundreds protest fatal police shooting in Wash.

Coroner has decided to order an inquest, which would be open to the public, in hopes of calming "some of the fears and outrage of the community" - Full Story

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Protesters plan more rallies over fatal Wash. OIS

Police say suspect threw multiple rocks, hitting two officers, and refused to put down other stones before he was shot - Full Story

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Head of Missouri State Highway Patrol to step down

Head of Missouri State Highway Patrol to step down

Retiring in May after a five-year stint of guiding the agency through several contentious situations, including civil unrest in Ferguson - Full Story

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Ferguson mayor says he tried in vain to get Guard to town

Ferguson mayor says he tried in vain to get Guard to town

Said Wednesday that he had tried in vain to urge Gov. Jay Nixon to deploy the National Guard in his town as people burned and looted buildings in protest of a grand jury's decision in the Michael Brown case - Full Story

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Hearings to begin on governor's tactics for Ferguson unrest

Hearings to begin on governor's tactics for Ferguson unrest

The bipartisan panel is to first hear testimony from local officials as a prelude to calling upon members of Gov. Jay Nixon's administration in the coming weeks - Full Story

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Man hit by pepper spray during protest sues Seattle PD

Officers deployed pepper spray into a crowd and used bikes to form a barricade after an officer went to the ground during a Jan. 19 protest.

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Video: Man hit by pepper spray during protest sues Seattle PD

Officers deployed pepper spray into a crowd and used bikes to form a barricade after an officer went to the ground during a Jan. 19 protest - Full Story

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New NYPD unit to combat terrorists, control protests

New NYPD unit to combat terrorists, control protests

Unit will be equipped with machine guns and heavy armor and will receive training in advanced counterterrorism tactics and "disorder control" - Full Story

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Pa. cop cleared in viral arrest at Pridefest

Citizen board agrees with other investigators that cop who arrested woman during altercation at gay pride event did not use excessive force - Full Story



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