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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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Pa. police investigate struggle during arrest at PrideFest

Cell phone camera footage captures an incident between a police officer and a festival attendee at PrideFest in downtown Pittsburgh.

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Video: Pa. police investigate struggle during arrest at PrideFest

A police officer was put on desk duty after video surfaced showing him punching a woman at the city's gay pride parade and festival - Full Story

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NYC settles with 14 Occupy protesters for $583K

Settlement is largest to date in an Occupy-related civil rights lawsuit - Full Story

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Trending topics: When a crowd turns violent

By PoliceOne Staff Police face many dangers on patrol, but the sheer unpredictability of a situation... - Full Story

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Helmet cam captures cops' clash with Ariz. college crowd

Fifteen people were arrested in the March 29 incident near the University of Arizona's main gate.

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Video: Helmet cam captures cops' clash with Ariz. college crowd

Fifteen people were arrested in the March 29 incident near the University of Arizona's main gate - Full Story

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Ohio cops seek suspect after massive kindergarten melee

One man hit another while newly graduated kindergarten students were celebrating with punch and cookies, triggering a melee that involved up to 20 people and resulted in a school lockdown.

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Ohio cops seek suspect after massive kindergarten melee

One man hit another while newly graduated kindergarten students were celebrating, triggering a melee that involved up to 20 people and resulted in a school lockdown - Full Story

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Judge: Police weren't excessive with Occupy Philadelphia protesters

Judge has dismissed claims that city police used excessive force and performed unreasonable searches when dismantling an Occupy Philadelphia encampment in 2011 - Full Story



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