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February 17, 2015
What agencies need to know about the limitations of body cam technology David Blake - The Science of Training

What agencies need to know about the limitations of body cam technology

A camera may have perfect visual acuity, but it has no perception whatsoever — only the human brain can perceive and process the significance of the incoming data - Full Story
February 16, 2015
Use-of-force expert finds hidden truth in 'incriminating' video Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Use-of-force expert finds hidden truth in 'incriminating' video

Lt. Paul Marik of the Pleasant Prairie (Wis.) PD painstakingly reviewed a dash-cam recording frame by frame, breaking it down into fractions of a second, allowing him to “see the action as someone would feel it” - Full Story
February 06, 2015
Why the less-lethal 'Alternative' is bad idea Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

Why the less-lethal 'Alternative' is bad idea

The Alternative less lethal device seems likely to do no good and might do considerable harm - Full Story
February 06, 2015
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
February 04, 2015
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
February 02, 2015
7 findings from first-ever study on body cameras Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

7 findings from first-ever study on body cameras

For 12 months, Rialto’s 54 frontline officers all were assigned randomly to wear or not wear TASER HD Axon Flex video/audio cameras attached to their clothing during each of their 12-hr. shifts - Full Story
January 21, 2015
Why 'extraordinary' grand jury cases like Ferguson have different rules Val Van Brocklin - Cop Gumbo

Why 'extraordinary' grand jury cases like Ferguson have different rules

Prosecuting Attorney McCulloch would’ve been derelict to present the case following grand jury “norms” - Full Story
January 09, 2015
Why cops need ‘decision space’ and how to create it Paul C. Wood - Dominating Your Operational Environment

Why cops need ‘decision space’ and how to create it

Our goal in any tactical situation should be to posture ourselves in a way that maximizes our time to decide and act while dominating the situation in time and space - Full Story
January 08, 2015
What the civil litigation cases for Brown and Garner might look like Jessica Dipre - Civil Litigation Issues

What the civil litigation cases for Brown and Garner might look like

Police training and proper documentation is more important than ever in order to prevent or defend Section 1983 actions - Full Story
January 05, 2015
What appeals court says cops should know about prone positioning Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

What appeals court says cops should know about prone positioning

Bolick v. City of East Grand Rapids (MI), is a civil rights action against police, alleging the use of excessive force in the excited delirium death of a mentally ill and highly combative 30-year-old who had been “freaking out” and threatening to kill his father - Full Story



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