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April 07, 2011
Clearing up misconceptions about legal standards for police use of force Ed Flosi - Taking Training to the Next Level

Clearing up misconceptions about legal standards for police use of force

It has been said many times that a little bit of knowledge can be a dangerous thing. Along that same... - Full Story
April 06, 2011
Ethical dilemmas cops face daily Steve "Pappy" Papenfuhs - Training to Think

Ethical dilemmas cops face daily

The impact of human factors upon individual performance must coincide with timely and fair discipline — both in a positive and a negative sense - Full Story
March 16, 2011
A disturbing trend: Criminal charges against cops Dave Grossi - Tactics & Training

A disturbing trend: Criminal charges against cops

Part 1: A cop is far more likely to be sued than shot — the prospect of a cop facing criminal charges for simply doing their job is increasingly common - Full Story
February 11, 2011
4 key ways a cop can win on the stand Terrence P. Dwyer, Esq. - Police Liability and Litigation

4 key ways a cop can win on the stand

Incredibly brave men and women who have fought with felons, braved gunfire, and remained calm in the face of emergencies are often uncomfortable and incapable when it comes to testifying in court - Full Story
January 28, 2011
9th Circuit hears 2 big ECD cases Capt. Greg Meyer (ret.) - Less Lethal Issues in Law Enforcement

9th Circuit hears 2 big ECD cases

On December 14, 2010, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals heard appellate arguments on two recent, important... - Full Story
January 26, 2011
The legal system versus inflammatory rhetoric Terrence P. Dwyer, Esq. - Police Liability and Litigation

The legal system versus inflammatory rhetoric

Implications that the officers acted with such disregard as “depraved indifference” under a criminal legal standard reserved for accused murderers are inflammatory and harmful to public discourse - Full Story
January 26, 2011
Video: NY woman claims heart attack following traffic stop killed her husband Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

Video: NY woman claims heart attack following traffic stop killed her husband

Woman says cops 'forced' her 72-year-old husband to run home in the snow to get her ID — an NYPD spokesperson refutes that the version of events - Full Story
January 14, 2011
Key considerations for good use-of-force policies Terrence P. Dwyer, Esq. - Police Liability and Litigation

Key considerations for good use-of-force policies

The potential liability in any use-of-force situation begins prior to an incident - Full Story
January 13, 2011
Defeating the 'Tactical Error Defense' Steve "Pappy" Papenfuhs - Training to Think

Defeating the 'Tactical Error Defense'

The 'tactical error defense' in the case of a California couple's assault on a police officer sheds light on the importance of thoroughly documenting an officer's use of force - Full Story
January 12, 2011
PoliceOne Analysis: Kentucky v. King Terrence P. Dwyer, Esq. - Police Liability and Litigation

PoliceOne Analysis: Kentucky v. King

At what point does an exigency either cease to exist or may be said to have never actually existed in the first place, thus requiring a warrant? - Full Story



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