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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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April 30, 2014

Harlem stabbing sparks chaotic clash between crowd and NYPD

As NYPD officers responded to the scene, spectators grew in number and about 100 additional officers were called to the scene.
April 12, 2014

300 officers to patrol Minn. town to prevent melee

The college town caused massive damage after another championship days earlier that put several officers in the hospital.
April 10, 2014

Feds, protesters clash over Nev. ranch rights

Federal authorities were on the defensive during the fourth day of a monthlong offensive to remove an outspoken rancher's cattle from lands administered by the BLM.
April 07, 2014

Colo. cops arrest 6 in violent NM-inspired police protest

One of the protesters shot video of the confrontation between protesters and officers and posted it on YouTube.
April 06, 2014

Calif. college party turns into brawl, 100 arrested

About 100 people were arrested and at least 44 people were taken to the hospital during a weekend college party in Southern California that devolved into an out-of-control street brawl
March 31, 2014

Ariz. rioter takes numerous pepper balls

Footage of a suspect taking multiple pepper balls to his body before finally being restrained.
March 31, 2014

Ariz. cops under fire for riot 'blindside'

Incident occurred as fans hurled beer bottles and firecrackers at officers.
March 31, 2014

Police: Crowd tramples security guard at Miami music festival

Miami police earlier had warned festival organizers to reinforce the fence.
March 31, 2014

NM police protest turns violent, 'Anonymous' attacks department website

Protesters threw rocks at police and at least one officer was trapped in a police cruiser as protesters tried to break the windows. One officer was injured.



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