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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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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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Video: 1 wounded in shooting at SF gay pride event

Argument between several men turned violent, but the argument was not tied to the event - Full Story

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Union says Baltimore PD won't hand over riot transmission tapes

Union says Baltimore PD won't hand over riot transmission tapes

Union questioned PD's commitment to reform, while police officials and mayor accused union of misleading the public - Full Story

Columns

Tale of two rioting cities: What Seattle, Baltimore can teach about police leadership John Stanley - Behind the Bars

Tale of two rioting cities: What Seattle, Baltimore can teach about police leadership

Two recent examples demonstrated what happens when community and law enforcement leadership get it right and when they get it wrong — one disturbance occurred in Seattle, the other in Baltimore - Full Story

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7 keys to successfully policing a potentially unruly crowd Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

7 keys to successfully policing a potentially unruly crowd

A large disturbance is an opportunity for officers to look very good or very bad in front of millions; use the Madison Method to peacefully and successfully police a crowd - Full Story

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Officer in Texas pool incident resigns

Officer in Texas pool incident resigns

Officer David Eric Casebolt resigned Tuesday from the McKinney Police Department - Full Story

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Hundreds protest police confrontation with teens at Texas pool party

Hundreds protest police confrontation with teens at Texas pool party

City Mayor Brian Loughmiller said officials plan to meet with community leaders as the incident is investigated by authorities - Full Story

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Tear gas deployed at NJ concert after bottles thrown at cops

Tear gas deployed at NJ concert after bottles thrown at cops

Police blocking gates outside of a major hip-hop concert Sunday had bottles thrown at them by angry people in the crowd who were trying to get inside - Full Story

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2 men plead guilty to foiled Ferguson bomb plot

Planned a bomb attack targeting the Ferguson police chief and other officials - Full Story



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