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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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Trending topics: When cops fight for survival

By PoliceOne Staff For this week's 'Trending Topics,' we take a look back at the month of... - Full Story

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Despite rallies, Ferguson slowly starting to make comeback

Despite rallies, Ferguson slowly starting to make comeback

Former Mayor Brian Fletcher started the group "Friends of the City of Ferguson," which has raised more than $13,000 to help businesses repair the damage - Full Story

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Lawsuit filed over police use of force at Ferguson protests

Federal lawsuit filed Thursday alleges that police used excessive force and falsely arrested innocent bystanders amid attempts to quell widespread unrest after a fatal police shooting - Full Story

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Police agencies calculating costs of Ferguson response

St. Louis County so far has spent about $1 million in police overtime responding to Ferguson - Full Story

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Mo. governor names new public safety director

Appointment comes after criticism both for the lack of racial diversity among department leaders and for the state's response to protesters and looters - Full Story

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Ferguson shooting protests move to St. Louis

Ferguson shooting protests move to St. Louis

Protests over a fatal police shooting migrated to the city Tuesday as demonstrators pressed for broad reforms to law enforcement - Full Story

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White House aides to attend Michael Brown funeral

White House aides to attend Michael Brown funeral

President Barack Obama is sending three White House aides to the funeral of Michael Brown, the man whose fatal shooting by an officer sparked days of unrest in Missouri - Full Story

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No arrests as thousands rally over NY in-custody death

No arrests as thousands rally over NY in-custody death

Police reported no arrests after the afternoon rally and march that drew well over 2,500 people to the streets where Eric Garner was taken to the ground on July 17 by an NYPD officer - Full Story

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Tensions subside after peaceful Ferguson protests

Tensions subside after peaceful Ferguson protests

Tensions briefly flared then subsided late Saturday night and early Sunday in Ferguson as nightly protests continued two weeks after a fatal police shooting - Full Story

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Streets of Ferguson quieter, Guard to withdraw

Streets of Ferguson quieter, Guard to withdraw

The streets of Ferguson were peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions subsided in the St. Louis suburb - Full Story



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