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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
October 06, 2010
Science, liability, and restraint asphyxia (redux) Dr. Darrell L. Ross - Legal Issues and Concepts

Science, liability, and restraint asphyxia (redux)

Instituting a risk-management approach can help an agency defend against an allegation of wrongful sudden death - Full Story
August 27, 2010
Use-of-force training in trying times Lance Eldridge - All Law Enforcement is Local

Use-of-force training in trying times

Like small, entrepreneurial, businesses, smaller police departments are sometimes best able to pioneer innovative training - Full Story
August 06, 2010
Despite 'no-snitch' rule, cops clear cases Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Despite 'no-snitch' rule, cops clear cases

Police officers show indomitable spirit in the face of adversity — not just citizens and victims who won't help them, but increasingly brazen attacks on cops - Full Story
July 23, 2010
Coping with the aftermath of a suicide by cop Dr. Laurence Miller - Practical Police Psychology

Coping with the aftermath of a suicide by cop

Whether an SBC incident arises spontaneously out of the anger and panic of the subject, or it is pre-planned, the officer involved has to deal with the aftermath - Full Story
July 14, 2010
6 key ways your lawyer should 'advocate' for you after a shooting Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

6 key ways your lawyer should 'advocate' for you after a shooting

Each day until a final resolution after an OIS, there is an increasing emotional burden on the involved officer and on all the other officers in the agency - Full Story
July 05, 2010
Use of force from a patrol supervisor's point of view Andrew Hawkes - Highway Drug Interdiction

Use of force from a patrol supervisor's point of view

A supervisor has the difficult job of winning the loyalty and trust of his officers, while also ensuring that laws and policies are followed when force is used - Full Story



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Topics & Tactics for Law Enforcement Topics & Tactics for Law Enforcement
with Scott Buhrmaster
Less Lethal Issues in Law Enforcement Less Lethal Issues in Law Enforcement
with Capt. Greg Meyer (ret.)