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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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Texas city under attack by hackers following OIS video release

Officer has also received death threats and the city is concerned for his safety and the safety of his family - Full Story

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Holder: Ferguson police need 'wholesale change'

Holder: Ferguson police need 'wholesale change'

The statement at a forum in Washington came as the Justice Department continues a broad investigation into the practices of the police department - Full Story

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Ariz. officer shoots inmate who fled hospital

A sheriff's detention officer shot and wounded a jail inmate who slipped out of his restraints, ran away and struggled with another officer after being taken to a hospital.

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Ariz. officer kills inmate who fled

A sheriff's detention officer shot and killed a jail inmate in Phoenix who slipped out of his restraints, ran away and struggled with another officer over a gun Tuesday - Full Story

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Police: NM deputy fatally shoots fellow officer

Police: NM deputy fatally shoots fellow officer

Sheriff's deputy fired several rounds from his semi-automatic weapon as his colleague tried to flee an alcohol-fueled argument at a hotel - Full Story

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Flagpoles thrown at cops, pepperballs fired at Phoenix protest

The crowd of 40-50 people began throwing flag poles they had been carrying at officers as police tried to control the crowd.

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Video: Flagpoles thrown at cops, pepperballs fired at Phoenix protest

The crowd of 40-50 people began throwing flag poles they had been carrying at officers as police tried to control the crowd - Full Story

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NY officer kicks cop during arrest, officials investigating

Video has been released capturing a plainclothes officer kicking a fellow cop in the head as police arrest a suspect at a subway station.

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Video: NY officer kicks cop during arrest, officials investigating

Video has been released capturing a plainclothes officer kicking a fellow cop in the head as police arrest a suspect at a subway station - Full Story

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New tech notifies dispatchers when cop's gun is fired

A Silicon Valley startup has developed technology to let dispatchers know when a police officer's weapon has been fired - Full Story



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