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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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March 18, 2011
6 safety considerations for flash bangs Major Steve Ijames (ret.) - Less Lethal Options for Today's LE Challenges
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6 safety considerations for flash bangs

Rule #1: Avoid touching or getting close to explosives whenever possible - Full Story
March 10, 2011
Rodney King, 20 years later Capt. Greg Meyer (ret.) - Less Lethal Issues in Law Enforcement

Rodney King, 20 years later

Sergeant Stacey Koon and Officer Laurence Powell, convicted and sentenced for the Rodney King beating,... - Full Story
February 25, 2011
Hurting ourselves and our training Major Steve Ijames (ret.) - Less Lethal Options for Today's LE Challenges
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Hurting ourselves and our training

Focusing on Risk/Benefit Analysis and the ways in which we train can help police trainers more safely replicate circumstances officers are likely to face on the street - Full Story
February 24, 2011
San Francisco PD gets green light to study TASERs Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

San Francisco PD gets green light to study TASERs

Had the San Francisco Police Commission voted 'no' it would have all but killed any future action on the matter - 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
December 22, 2010
Hidden hands more dangerous than imagined Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Hidden hands more dangerous than imagined

A live suspect lying prone with one or both hands hidden under his body poses a potential threat because of his possible access to a concealed weapon - Full Story
December 22, 2010
Prone suspects: Deadly in an instant (revisited) Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Prone suspects: Deadly in an instant (revisited)

Findings from a Force Science Institute study reveal that even before the object coming into view can be recognized as a gun, a shot is off - Full Story
December 02, 2010
Training to deal with suspects with disabilities Ed Flosi - Taking Training to the Next Level

Training to deal with suspects with disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 stipulates that cops must make "reasonable accommodations" to the known physical limitations of a suspect - Full Story
November 18, 2010
Ask, tell, TASER: A review of a recently released video Sgt. Steve "Pappy" Papenfuhs - Training to Think

Ask, tell, TASER: A review of a recently released video

The recent release of a TASER-Cam video of a 64-year-old man being TASERed by Marin County deputies in... - Full Story
November 08, 2010
Analysis of the BART cop's 2-year prison sentence Capt. Greg Meyer (ret.) - Less Lethal Issues in Law Enforcement

Analysis of the BART cop's 2-year prison sentence

Defense counsel Mike Rains said after the sentencing that he blames the Alameda County DA for prosecuting an obvious accident as a murder case - Full Story



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