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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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Killings of 2 NY officers trigger backlash

Killings of 2 NY officers trigger backlash

Patrick Lynch, president of the Patrolman's Benevolent Association in New York, said there was "blood on the hands" of demonstrators and elected officials who have criticized police tactics - Full Story

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Protest results in partial shutdown of Mall of America

Protest results in partial shutdown of Mall of America

Mass of demonstrators converged Saturday as part of a protest against police use of force that caused part of the mall to shut down - Full Story

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Oakland PD: We had no idea CHP officers dressed as protesters

Revelation highlights concerns about how authorities are cooperating as they deal with demonstrations - Full Story

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NYPD: Man arrested in assault on cops during protest

Amateur video shows suspects pushing, kicking and punching officers on the Brooklyn Bridge - Full Story

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How police can manage stress levels during mob-like situations American Military University - In Public Safety

How police can manage stress levels during mob-like situations

The pressure-cooker environment that law enforcement officers face during lawlessness and rioting can have long-lasting mental health consequences - Full Story

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NYPD hunts for 6 protesters after cop's nose broken in melee

Melee left an officer with a broken nose during a demonstration on the Brooklyn Bridge over the weekend.

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Video: NYPD hunts for 6 protesters after cop's nose broken in melee

Melee left an officer with a broken nose during a demonstration on the Brooklyn Bridge over the weekend - Full Story

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Protesters block roads by Calif. police headquarters

Demonstrators blocked streets around Oakland police headquarters and chained themselves to the front of the building Monday.

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Protesters block roads by Calif. police HQ, 13 arrested

Protesters block roads by Calif. police HQ, 13 arrested

Demonstrators blocked streets around Oakland police headquarters and chained themselves to the front of the building Monday - Full Story

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Mo. cop to be disciplined over Darren Wilson name tag

Officer wore the tag with Darren Wilson's last name on it while stationed at City Hall when protesters showed up Friday - Full Story



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