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Crowd Control

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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At a glance: The latest in the Occupy protests

By Associated PressCALIFORNIA — San Francisco's public health department has declared the Occupy... - Full Story


Police arrest 13 protesting Ala. immigration law

Federal courts have blocked parts of the Republican-backed law from taking effect - Full Story


Gunman shot by Calif. campus police dead

The suspect raised the gun and was shot by an officer, according to UC-Berkeley officials - Full Story


Officer accused of infiltrating Occupy Oakland says he supports movement

After a video went viral, the police officer responded with his own online interview - Full Story


Oakland, Cal brace for Occupy troubles

In Oakland, city leaders continued to move toward a final clearing of the encampment that they dismantled on Oct. 25, only to allow protesters to rebuild - Full Story


Police, 'Occupy' protesters head for Ore. showdown

Crowds converged on two adjacent downtown Portland parks where protesters are camped after city officials set a midnight Saturday deadline to disperse - Full Story


Deaths at 'Occupy' camps ratchet tensions

Deaths at 'Occupy' camps ratchet tensions

A police officer investigates the scene where a man was shot and killed outside the Oakland 'Occupy' encampment where anti-Wall Street protesters have remained for the last month. (AP Photo)
Death in a tent at Occupy Salt Lake City


Deaths at 'Occupy' camps ratchet tensions

Deaths at 'Occupy' camps ratchet tensions

Officers acting at the direction of Mayor Jean Quan distributed fliers to protesters late Friday afternoon warning that the camp violates the law and must be disbanded immediately - Full Story


Man fatally shot near 'Occupy' Oakland camp

Police Chief Howard Jordan said a preliminary investigation suggests the shooting resulted from a fight between two groups of men at or near the Occupy Oakland camp on a plaza in front of City Hall - Full Story

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