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.
ST. PAUL — St. Paul Police Chief John Harrington said today that the decision to seal off downtown to hundreds of protesters gathered near the state Capitol Thursday night was fueled by evidence many planned to riot near Xcel Energy Center during the final day of the Republican National Convention. - Full Story