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November 17, 2014
5 common use-of-force myths debunked Duane Wolfe - The Warrior's Path

5 common use-of-force myths debunked

Too many administrators, chiefs, mayors, city council members, community activists, and members of the media are unaware of Graham v. Connor, let alone the four-pronged test of ‘reasonableness’ - Full Story
November 04, 2014
Dealing with dogs on SWAT operations: 10 tactical options Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Dealing with dogs on SWAT operations: 10 tactical options

No matter how you feel about dogs, do not put your life — or the lives of your team — in jeopardy because of an aggressive dog - Full Story
October 24, 2014
3 keys to improve public’s perception of force Matt Stiehm - Campus Safety

3 keys to improve public’s perception of force

When used lawfully, reasonably, and within the totality of the circumstances, force is appropriate; we need to work hard to educate the press and the public that this is the case - Full Story
October 20, 2014
Success story: Cops 2, Plaintiffs 0 in excessive force lawsuits Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Success story: Cops 2, Plaintiffs 0 in excessive force lawsuits

“These were the first major cases I’ve been involved in where I applied material from Force Science since attorneys began calling on me for expert witness work 13 years ago,” Sgt. Thomas Ovens told Force Science News. - Full Story
October 13, 2014
Cops hesitate more, err less when shooting black suspects, study finds Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Cops hesitate more, err less when shooting black suspects, study finds

According to findings from a research team’s innovative experiments, officers are less likely to erroneously shoot unarmed black suspects than they were unarmed whites - Full Story
September 23, 2014
10 limitations of body cams you need to know for your protection Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

10 limitations of body cams you need to know for your protection

A special report from the Force Science Institute - Full Story
September 19, 2014
Law: The loudest voice in use-of-force cases Terrence P. Dwyer, Esq. - Police Liability and Litigation

Law: The loudest voice in use-of-force cases

Whether the mob is a group of angry citizens looting stores or police officers behaving in ways that betray their training and professionalism, the mob is not the answer in this country — it never has been - Full Story
September 12, 2014
7 truths about the Ferguson incident (and others like it) Duane Wolfe - The Warrior's Path

7 truths about the Ferguson incident (and others like it)

You joined this profession for a reason, knowing that sometimes it can get rough — you are tough enough to rise above it all and go out and do your sworn duty - Full Story
September 08, 2014
Considerations for evaluating officer-involved shootings Richard Fairburn - Law Enforcement Firearms

Considerations for evaluating officer-involved shootings

Every use-of-force incident must be examined as a unique event — no two are alike — but we may be able to apply a few general concepts in our ‘after-action’ analysis - Full Story
September 03, 2014
How cops can help citizens better understand police use of force Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

How cops can help citizens better understand police use of force

Policing — already a dangerous profession — is becoming even more so because of anti-police rhetoric and inaccurate reporting in use of force cases - Full Story



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