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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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Colo. police fatally shoot suspected kidnapper

Colo. police fatally shoot suspected kidnapper

Associated PressFORT COLLINS, Colo. — A Colorado man suspected of kidnapping his former fiancee... - Full Story

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Minn. park police face excessive force suit

A mother whose son was killed by police in 2004 is accusing two park police officers of breaking her other son's arm - Full Story

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No charges against Calif. cop who kicked suspect

Associated PressLOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County prosecutors have decided no charges will be filed... - Full Story

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Calif. officers' stun gun use faces new scrutiny after federal ruling

By Sean Webby San Jose Mercury NewsSAN JOSE, Calif. — An appeals court ruling this week limiting... - Full Story

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N.M. cops fire at suspect who slipped cuffs, stole cruiser

By Vic Vela Albuquerque JournalESPAÑOLA, N.M. — Police in Española opened fire on... - Full Story

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TASER used to subdue Fla. man who kicked officer

The Associated PressOLDSMAR, Fla. — Authorities say a Florida man who called 911 claiming he'd... - Full Story

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Ill. man accused of grabbing cop's pistol, firing gun

During the struggle, the gun discharged one round that didn't hit the officer - Full Story

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A list of don'ts for police after Calif. court's stun gun ruling

Recently, a California court ruled that "police need reasons to believe a suspect is dangerous before... - Full Story

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Calif. TASER ruling sets standards for police, claims

Calif. TASER ruling sets standards for police, claims

By Bob Egelko San Francisco ChronicleSAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Police need reasons to believe a suspect... - Full Story



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