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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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8 arrested as Minneapolis police tear down protest camp

Officers told about 50 chanting demonstrators camped outside the precinct to disperse and began removing tents - Full Story


Minn. police union calls out public employee union's support of protestors

The Minneapolis police union, which has defended the officers, has yet to release a statement of its own - Full Story


Seattle Black Lives Matter protest draws hundreds, injures officer

Police said they made four arrests and one officer suffered a dislocated shoulder - Full Story


Protest over fatal Chicago police shooting ties up retail district

Protest over fatal Chicago police shooting ties up retail district

Hundreds of protesters chanted "16 shots! 16 shots!" and stopped traffic for blocks to express their anger - Full Story


Protesters to target Chicago shopping area on Black Friday

The protesters held banners showing photos of other black people fatally shot by police in Chicago - Full Story


2 arrested in Chicago protests after release of police shooting video

The protests came a few hours after Chicago police released the video of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald's 2014 death - Full Story


'No one feels safe': New Orleans on edge after mass shooting

Authorities said the shootout that wounded 17 people Sunday night was probably gang-related - Full Story

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