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February 08, 2012
Use of force: Defining 'objectively-reasonable' force Ed Flosi - Taking Training to the Next Level

Use of force: Defining 'objectively-reasonable' force

The term “objectively reasonable” is the true — and most accurate — legal standard when both teaching use of force, and/or evaluating an officer’s past use of force - Full Story
January 11, 2012
Use of force: Defining 'reasonable' versus 'necessary' Ed Flosi - Taking Training to the Next Level

Use of force: Defining 'reasonable' versus 'necessary'

For police use-of-force incidents, the definitions of words like ‘reasonable’ and ‘necessary’ are often discussed but sometimes also misused or misunderstood - Full Story
December 19, 2011
The Ethical Warrior: Protecting our enemies Jack E. Hoban & Bruce J. Gourlie - The Ethical Warrior

The Ethical Warrior: Protecting our enemies

The Warrior Creed — credited to the late Dr. Robert Humphrey — offers concrete guidance for developing the habits of an Ethical Warrior in your daily life - Full Story
October 26, 2011
Wired to kill: Are we innate murderers? Sgt. Steve "Pappy" Papenfuhs - Training to Think

Wired to kill: Are we innate murderers?

Each of us has contemplated the necessity of responding to a threat with deadly force - Full Story
October 26, 2011
IACP 2011: Officer safety is #1 concern of chiefs Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

IACP 2011: Officer safety is #1 concern of chiefs

What can we do to increase officer safety despite the declining budgetary resources most agencies have available? - Full Story
October 06, 2011
One cop's response to the ER doctor survey Ed Flosi - Taking Training to the Next Level

One cop's response to the ER doctor survey

Significant injuries do not necessarily equate to excessive force, nor do minor injuries necessarily equate to reasonable force - Full Story
October 06, 2011
Should ER physicians be required to report suspected cases of police brutality? Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Should ER physicians be required to report suspected cases of police brutality?

A clash between researchers has erupted over the question of whether emergency room doctors should report suspected cases of excessive force by LEOs - Full Story
September 29, 2011
More confessions of a plaintiff's expert Dave Grossi - Tactics & Training

More confessions of a plaintiff's expert

Part Two: The names of the officers and their agencies have been altered, but the details and states where the testimony took place are accurate - Full Story
September 28, 2011
Videotape never tells the whole story Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Videotape never tells the whole story

An unedited videotape may never lie, but it is also always partially blind, often totally deaf, and usually too late to the dance - Full Story
September 15, 2011
True confessions of a plaintiff’s expert Dave Grossi - Tactics & Training

True confessions of a plaintiff’s expert

Part One: The names of the officers and their agencies have been altered, but the details and states where the testimony took place are accurate - Full Story



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