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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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Cops hesitate more, err less when shooting black suspects, study finds Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Cops hesitate more, err less when shooting black suspects, study finds

According to findings from a research team’s innovative experiments, officers are less likely to erroneously shoot unarmed black suspects than they were unarmed whites - Full Story

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Traffic stop prompts suit over window-smashing, TASER

In a two-page rebuttal, police said they resorted to force only after the passenger repeatedly refused to leave the car and kept reaching toward the back seat.

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Video: Traffic stop prompts suit over window-smashing, TASER

Video: Traffic stop prompts suit over window-smashing, TASER

Police said they resorted to force only after the passenger repeatedly refused to leave the car and kept reaching toward the back seat - Full Story

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Grand jury: No charges in raid that hurt toddler

Grand jury: No charges in raid that hurt toddler

No charges to be brought against officers involved in a raid that seriously injured a toddler when a flash grenade detonated in his playpen - Full Story

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Utah officer shoots man who pulled fake gun

Police have released body camera footage capturing the July 10 shooting of a man who posted threats against police online and brandished a fake gun.

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Video: Utah officer shoots man who pulled fake gun

Police have released body camera footage capturing the July 10 shooting of a man who posted threats against police online and brandished a fake gun - Full Story

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Colo. officer wounded, suspect dead after shootout

The police officer was responding to a "welfare check" on a man who was lying in a stairwell of an apartment Sunday.

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Colo. officer wounded, suspect dead after shootout

The police officer was responding to a "welfare check" on a man who was lying in a stairwell of an apartment Sunday - Full Story

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Woman denies sending Ferguson grand jury tweet

County prosecutors said Wednesday that they were reviewing the report but had no evidence to suggest information in the tweet was credible - Full Story

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Man slams into Subway in bizarre Texas pursuit

Foot pursuit continued even after the suspect was hit with a baton and ended with him slamming an SUV into a restaurant.



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Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts
with Force Science Institute
Less Lethal Issues in Law Enforcement Less Lethal Issues in Law Enforcement
with Capt. Greg Meyer (ret.)