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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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Video: Surveillance footage, police radio transmissions capture start of Baltimore riots

On the transmissions, orders instructing officers to "hold the line" are heard, but there are no orders to "stand down." - Full Story

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NY OKs $50K payment to pepper-sprayed Occupy protester

NY OKs $50K payment to pepper-sprayed Occupy protester

In recent weeks, the city settled six other similar suits for a total of $332,500 - Full Story

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Looted Ferguson store to be transformed into training center

Center will give young jobless or underemployed men a month's training before matching them with area jobs - Full Story

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Baltimore police union blasts commanders in 'after action review' of riot

Baltimore police union blasts commanders in 'after action review' of riot

The union said commanders did not want police to be percieved as aggressors, but the result was officers doing nothing - Full Story

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Baltimore mayor fires police commissioner amid homicide rise

Baltimore mayor fires police commissioner amid homicide rise

Said growing criticism of his leadership had become a 'distraction' that was preventing the city from moving ahead - Full Story

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Judge tosses bid for probe of prosecutor in Ferguson case

Judge tosses bid for probe of prosecutor in Ferguson case

Judge said prosecutor 'faithfully performed his duty' in connection with the grand jury proceedings - Full Story

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Baltimore mayor: New riot gear before Freddie Gray verdict

Baltimore mayor: New riot gear before Freddie Gray verdict

Priority after April riots, when officers were not equipped with enough shields or body armor and 160 were injured - Full Story

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Baltimore PD: 'Hold the line' commands protected lives during riot

Baltimore PD: 'Hold the line' commands protected lives during riot

Some officers disagree, say they should have been able to break the line, charge rioters and make arrests - Full Story

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1 wounded in shooting at SF gay pride event

Argument between several men turned violent, but the argument was not tied to the event.



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