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Holder: Use debate on police force to aid relations

Holder: Use debate on police force to aid relations

Attorney General Eric Holder called for the dialogue at a meeting with politicians, law enforcement officials and community leaders in California - Full Story

Columns

Are you forgetting a crucial element in use-of-force training? Terrence P. Dwyer, Esq. - Police Liability and Litigation

Are you forgetting a crucial element in use-of-force training?

Every officer must know the U.S. Supreme Court holding in Graham v. Connor — the standard for police officer use of force is one of “objective reasonableness” — but it is equally important that officers know their specific state statutes concerning use of force - Full Story

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Cleveland police start wearing body cams after controversial OIS

Announcement makes Cleveland the latest city to deploy body cameras as a transparency measure following a controversial shooting in the last year - Full Story

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Battle over access to LAPD body cam videos is shaping up

Although the LAPD's policy has yet to be finalized, Chief Charlie Beck said the department doesn't intend, in general, to release the recordings - Full Story

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6 keys ways police leaders can get courageous (and honest) feedback from employees Travis Yates - Police Driving:
Safety Behind the Wheel

6 keys ways police leaders can get courageous (and honest) feedback from employees

Bad leaders don’t want feedback — or simply ignore it when given — but courageous leaders crave feedback and seek it on a daily basis - Full Story

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How ‘broken windows’ policing devolved into a false narrative of racism

How ‘broken windows’ policing devolved into a false narrative of racism

How ‘broken windows’ policing devolved into a false narrative of racism The premise that there is a systemic racial problem in American law enforcement is simply unfounded and without merit - Full Story

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How cops are catching grow ops with AM radios

How cops are catching grow ops with AM radios

Many ham operators can locate a grow simply by taking a radio and portable antennae out into their neighborhood and using the radio to triangulate the exact location of the grow. - Full Story

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How ‘broken windows’ policing devolved into a false narrative of racism Sgt. Glenn French - SWAT Operator

How ‘broken windows’ policing devolved into a false narrative of racism

The premise that there is a systemic racial problem in American law enforcement is simply unfounded and without merit - Full Story

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How cops are catching grow ops with AM radios Keith Graves - The Drug Warrior

How cops are catching grow ops with AM radios

Many ham operators can locate a grow simply by taking a radio and portable antennae out into their neighborhood and using the radio to triangulate the exact location of the grow - Full Story



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