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January 13, 2011
Defeating the 'Tactical Error Defense' Sgt. 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
December 15, 2010
10 pre-attack behavior cues Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

10 pre-attack behavior cues

Trainer Marcus Young teaches officer safety courses offered free throughout the U.S. by the FBI’s LEOKA (Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted) section - 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 24, 2010
'Mind traps' that can trick you (and those who judge your actions) Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

'Mind traps' that can trick you (and those who judge your actions)

The jury didn’t believe the Boston cop. During a foot pursuit by multiple officers of multiple... - Full Story
November 22, 2010
Keys to handling suspects with physical disabilities Ed Flosi - Taking Training to the Next Level

Keys to handling suspects with physical disabilities

Is it reasonably foreseeable that an officer in your agency will have to search and/or handcuff somebody... - 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 15, 2010
Illegitimi non carborundum! Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Illegitimi non carborundum!

After a suspect tried to wrest one cop’s duty weapon from its holster, his backup shot the suspect, ending the confrontation — but the fight was still on, in the courts, in the legislature, on the Internet - Full Story
November 11, 2010
When a cop throws a punch to the face Ed Flosi - Taking Training to the Next Level

When a cop throws a punch to the face

The use of body weapons is an important part of any defensive tactics training, but there are some downsides to consider - 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
October 14, 2010
P1 First Person: Dash-cam (in)justice PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: Dash-cam (in)justice

By David Demurjian PoliceOne Member It is interesting to see the progression of technology as it impacts... - Full Story



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Klugie's Correctional Corner Klugie's Correctional Corner
with Gary T. Klugiewicz
Less Lethal Issues in Law Enforcement Less Lethal Issues in Law Enforcement
with Capt. Greg Meyer (ret.)