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The Less Lethal topic section covers the complex topic of nonlethal force using Tasers and other weapons by police officers, with the latest news, training and expert columns. This topic is aimed at arming officers with the information they need to properly deploy nonlethal weapons.
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July 08, 2014

Armed suspect shot by Pa. chief

Police chief shot a suspect armed with a knife in a confrontation Tuesday - Full Story
July 07, 2014

4 NY cops hurt after man throws bike from balcony

Four NYPD officers were injured after a man hurled a child’s bicycle from a fifth-floor balcony during the arrest of a suspect Sunday - Full Story
June 30, 2014

Va. man TASERed after stripping naked, fleeing police in wrong-way pursuit

The man stripped off his clothes during a crowded bar crawl, then hopped in a vehicle and hit several other cars - Full Story
June 27, 2014
Video: Cops TASER knife-wielding man seeking ‘suicide by cop’

Video: Cops TASER knife-wielding man seeking ‘suicide by cop’

Surveillance video captured a tense standoff between a knife-wielding man and officers in a jail - Full Story
June 23, 2014
Video: NJ cops' first use of TASER subdues schizophrenic woman

Video: NJ cops' first use of TASER subdues schizophrenic woman

Police in Camden used a TASER for the first time to take down a mentally ill woman threatening officers with a foot-long knife - Full Story
June 21, 2014
Police: Man steals NH squad after ripping out TASER prong

Police: Man steals NH squad after ripping out TASER prong

Officer Adam Pearson pulled over unruly Robert Zygarowski, 52, when the fracas began - Full Story
June 17, 2014
Video: Suspect shot to death by Texas cop in jail struggle

Video: Suspect shot to death by Texas cop in jail struggle

Suspect was arrested after attacking an off-duty officer and staff at a medical center, where he was taken after exhibiting bizarre behavior - Full Story
June 17, 2014

Troopers fatally shoot knife-wielding man on Seattle bridge

Incident began when State Patrol received multiple 911 calls about a tan pickup stopped in the center lanes of the bridge - Full Story
June 13, 2014
Video: Footage reveals APD efforts to negotiate in deadly foothills shooting

Video: Footage reveals APD efforts to negotiate in deadly foothills shooting

New videos show negotiations with officers attempting to get James Boyd to leave his campground slowly deteriorated over the course of three hours - Full Story
June 08, 2014

Trending topics: When a crowd turns violent

By PoliceOne Staff Police face many dangers on patrol, but the sheer unpredictability of a situation... - Full Story



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