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The Use of Force topic provides news, information and training on one the most commonly discussed areas in law enforcement training programs. Shooting skills and defensive tactics are critical to keeping officers alive out of harm's way. We cover all subjects—nothing is taboo in this discussion.
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Video: Police probe UOF in arrest of Fla. suspect who severed cop's spine

Video: Police probe UOF in arrest of Fla. suspect who severed cop's spine

Inquiry underway into whether officers' use of force was justified in the pursuit of a suspect who is accused of crashing into a cop and badly injuring him - Full Story

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Official: Man killed in Wash. OIS wasn't shot in back

Official: Man killed in Wash. OIS wasn't shot in back

Three officers fired 17 shots at an unarmed Mexican man in Washington state, and five or six of the bullets hit him - Full Story

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Ga. cop cleared in shooting of handcuffed man

Grand jury concluded Wednesday that the suspect was armed with a handgun that police missed while patting him down - Full Story

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NYPD commish defends 'work in progress' retraining program

Officers attending training were reportedly told to 'close their eyes' and do breathing exercises during tense situations - Full Story

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Fla. cop investigated after confrontation with homeless man

Police have opened a criminal investigation into an officer who was videotaped pushing and slapping a homeless man at a bus terminal in downtown Fort Lauderdale.

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Video: Fla. cop investigated after confrontation with homeless man

Police have opened a criminal investigation into an officer who was videotaped pushing and slapping a homeless man at a bus terminal - Full Story

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Man charges at Md. cop before getting shot

Deputy commissioner called the actions of the suspect "very unusual" and "very menacing and threatening."

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Video: Man charges at Md. cop before getting shot

Video: Man charges at Md. cop before getting shot

Deputy commissioner called the actions of the suspect "very unusual" and "very menacing and threatening" - Full Story

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No charges for LAPD cops who fatally shot man on live TV

The shooting followed a nearly hour-long nighttime pursuit for alleged reckless driving that ended when the Corvette hit a car in an intersection - Full Story

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Fla. cop reprimanded after being shot at 19 times in blue-on-blue

Officers mistook cop for a suspect after he joined in the pursuit in plainclothes - Full Story



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