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October 14, 2009
IACP Special: Are officer-involved shooting videos the next hot-button issue? Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

IACP Special: Are officer-involved shooting videos the next hot-button issue?

After a rapid-transit officer kicked up a public dirt storm by shooting an unarmed passenger during a... - Full Story
October 01, 2009
Medical panel issues interim findings on stun gun safety the Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ) - TechBeat

Medical panel issues interim findings on stun gun safety

By John Morgan, PhD National Institute of JusticeDuring the three-year period from 2003 to 2005, 47 states... - Full Story
September 28, 2009
Why history makes the case for less lethal Capt. Greg Meyer (ret.) - Less Lethal Issues in Law Enforcement

Why history makes the case for less lethal

Earlier this year, six stories involving police use of electronic control devices were published in The... - Full Story
September 25, 2009
Motor patrol: Bringing the street to the range Bill Campbell - Bringing the Street to the Range

Motor patrol: Bringing the street to the range

Not all cops are the same, not all environments are the same, and not all gunfights are the same, yet... - Full Story
September 23, 2009
Facing civil litigation with a winning mind Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Facing civil litigation with a winning mind

Officers face the fight with a mindset to win every confrontation — it’s refreshing when... - Full Story
September 16, 2009
Excited delirium: New video, roll call refresher, and a face-off with a happy ending Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

Excited delirium: New video, roll call refresher, and a face-off with a happy ending

We all know of excited delirium incidents that go south after police intervene. But we rarely hear of... - Full Story
September 11, 2009
Police officers are the front lines in domestic counterterrorism Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Police officers are the front lines in domestic counterterrorism

American cops are "force multipliers in counterterrorism," says Fred Burton, one of the world’s foremost authorities on terrorists and terrorist organizations - Full Story
September 02, 2009
With big bucks at risk, a Calif. city supports its cops Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

With big bucks at risk, a Calif. city supports its cops

A drunken woman is arrested during a sidewalk melee. Sobered up, she claims the cops broke her ribs,... - Full Story
August 18, 2009
Force Science questions new TASER report on Canada incident Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Force Science questions new TASER report on Canada incident

Provided by Force Science NewsEditor’s note: Give us your feedback! We’re very interested... - Full Story
August 17, 2009
 A closer look at the AMA's CED report Capt. Greg Meyer (ret.) - Less Lethal Issues in Law Enforcement

A closer look at the AMA's CED report

In a well-meaning but flawed report, the American Medical Association (AMA) has taken on tactics and... - Full Story



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Less Lethal Issues in Law Enforcement Less Lethal Issues in Law Enforcement
with Capt. Greg Meyer (ret.)
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with NYTOA – The New York Tactical Officers Association