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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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Fla. woman killed by stray bullet in police shooting at bar

Suspect at the center of a deadly confrontation in downtown Orlando on Tuesday was armed with a stolen but unloaded handgun - Full Story

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Man dead after firing on Dallas police outside hotel

Authorities have not determined whether police killed the man, who was armed with a handgun, or he committed suicide.

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Armed man dead after Dallas police open fire outside hotel

Authorities have not determined whether police killed the man, who was armed with a handgun, or he committed suicide - Full Story

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Ohio cop in fatal Wal-Mart shooting back on job

Ohio cop in fatal Wal-Mart shooting back on job

Police say suspect twice ignored commands to put down an air rifle he was holding - Full Story

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LA to settle pursuit, fatal shooting lawsuit for $5M

Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to pay $5M to the family of an unarmed, disabled man who was killed by police in a shooting captured on live television.

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LA to settle pursuit, fatal shooting lawsuit for $5M

Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to pay $5M to the family of an unarmed, disabled man who was killed by police in a shooting captured on TV - Full Story

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Mo. police open fire in fatal standoff with knife-wielding man

Kajieme Powell tried to attack two officers with a steak knife and approached police while shouting, "Shoot me! Kill me now!"

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Video: Mo. police open fire in fatal standoff with knife-wielding man

Video: Mo. police open fire in fatal standoff with knife-wielding man

Kajieme Powell tried to attack two officers with a steak knife and approached police while shouting, "Shoot me! Kill me now!" - Full Story

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Holder offers reassurance to people of Ferguson

Holder offers reassurance to people of Ferguson

Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson said there were six arrests, compared to 47 the previous night - Full Story

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Fla. cop faces charges after firing rifle at suspect

Officer David Johnston faces charges of shooting into an occupied vehicle and discharging a firearm in public in the Feb. 24 shooting.



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