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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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October 20, 2014

Riots break out after WVU football win

Police used pepper spray and chemical munitions to disperse groups of rioters after they ignored warnings to disperse.
September 25, 2014

Ferguson chief apologizes to community, Brown family

The Missouri police chief whose officer fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old last month released a video Thursday apologizing to the family and the community.
September 18, 2014

Massive mob of fighting youths attack NY cops

Cell phone video captured a scene of mayhem as police in New York attempted to break up a large fight between dozens of youths.
September 08, 2014

Mob of teens storm Tenn. store, attack 3

In an attack that is stirring outrage across Memphis, a group of more than 20 youths assaulted at least three people in the parking lot of the Poplar Plaza Kroger Saturday night.
August 20, 2014

A firsthand look into Ferguson

Joel Shults breaks down the dangerous situation in Ferguson, Missouri.
August 20, 2014

Cop suspended after confrontation with Mo. protesters

Officer pointed a semi-automatic assault rifle at demonstrators, then cursed and threatened to kill one of them.
August 20, 2014

Mo. police, journalists take cover from hail of bullets

The incident Tuesday night occured as police were moving down the street with an armored vehicle.
August 12, 2014

Several arrested in 2nd day of unrest after Mo. police shooting

The FBI opened an investigation Monday into the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was shot multiple times Saturday after being confronted by an officer.
July 14, 2014

4 Chicago officers injured in park melee

Officers were injured and a squad car was damaged when a fight broke out and bottles were thrown among a large crowd that had gathered for a concert.



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