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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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Massive melee breaks out between crowd, Fla. cops

A group of people formed a human shield to keep officers from a man police wanted to detain.

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Video: Massive melee breaks out between crowd, Fla. cops

A group of people formed a human shield to keep officers from a man police wanted to detain - Full Story

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2 Boston officers attacked by mob of teens

Two Boston police officers were hospitalized after they were allegedly attacked by seven teenagers - Full Story

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Protester in St. Louis area charged with arson

Protester in St. Louis area charged with arson

A protester who advocated for peaceful demonstrations in Ferguson was charged Saturday with setting fire to a convenience store - Full Story

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Cost for Ferguson security tops $12.5M

State budget director Linda Luebbering on Wednesday released updated cost estimates for the Missouri National Guard and State Highway Patrol's work - Full Story

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Bay Area police unions decry anti-cop rhetoric

Bay Area police unions decry anti-cop rhetoric

Presidents of the 3 biggest Northern Calif. unions have published an open letter warning that recent anti-police rhetoric is threatening officers' safety - Full Story

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NY mayor: Protests after cops' deaths are divisive

NY mayor: Protests after cops' deaths are divisive

Protests Tuesday came during a "period of remembrance" as two families coped with deep pain and the city mourned the deaths - Full Story

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More protests sparked after shooting in Mo.

More protests sparked after shooting in Mo.

Demonstrators took to the streets for a second night after an officer killed a suspect who police said pointed a gun - Full Story

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Killings of 2 NY officers trigger backlash

Killings of 2 NY officers trigger backlash

Patrick Lynch, president of the Patrolman's Benevolent Association in New York, said there was "blood on the hands" of demonstrators and elected officials who have criticized police tactics - Full Story



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