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Reality Training: "Why didn't you just tase him?"

For the week of June 6, Dave Smith discusses the use of ECDs and the constant question by communities and media in deadly force situations, "Why couldn't you have just used a TASER on him?" Dave addresses how to handle such questions after a shooting.

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Video: Deputy hit in police shootout with 'sovereign citizen'

A man identified as a 'sovereign citizen' assaulted a Ga. courthouse Friday, wounding a deputy before dying in a hail of bullets - Full Story

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New training looks to help police curb dog shootings

Efforts to change the way officers approach animals have emerged as lawsuits have chipped away at law enforcement agencies - Full Story

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Calif. police win civil-rights case involving traffic stop

Michael Fujikawa sued the city, claiming his arrest was payback for refusing to put his hands on the dashboard and mouthing off to an officer - Full Story

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Seattle chief reverses finding on use of force case

Interim Chief Harry Bailey has reversed a finding that an officer used excessive force when he stepped on the head of a handcuffed man in 2010.

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Seattle chief reverses finding on use of force case

Seattle chief reverses finding on use of force case

Interim Chief Harry Bailey has reversed a finding that an officer used excessive force when he stepped on the head of a handcuffed man in 2010 - Full Story

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Pa. trooper shot multiple times investigating hit-and-run

Online reports say Trooper Michael Trotta was listed in stable condition Monday morning - Full Story

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Innovative OIS protocol focuses on compassion for involved officer Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Innovative OIS protocol focuses on compassion for involved officer

When and how to interview an officer and conduct a walk-through of the incident are sources of controversy among OIS investigators - Full Story

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Calif. court: Police must ID officers in on-duty shootings

Police agencies must reveal the names of officers involved in on-duty shootings unless there is specific evidence that disclosure would pose a safety threat - Full Story

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Family of Ga. toddler burned in raid want federal review

Family of Ga. toddler burned in raid want federal review

Habersham County District Attorney Brian Rickman said his office is investigating to determine whether any officers will face criminal charges - Full Story



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