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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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True confessions of a plaintiff’s expert Dave Grossi - Tactics & Training

True confessions of a plaintiff’s expert

Part One: The names of the officers and their agencies have been altered, but the details and states where the testimony took place are accurate - Full Story

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Holstered Retention from Control Concepts

Stopping a suspect from taking your gun when it's in the holster.

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Pa. man wins $269 in police lawsuit

Robert Rucker had been seeking at least $75,000 in punitive damages - Full Story

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Deputy not punished for grabbing man's testicles

Deputy who grabbed a man's testicles to subdue him was using reasonable force - Full Story

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Limitations of the solo-officer 'dual force' tactic Ed Flosi - Taking Training to the Next Level

Limitations of the solo-officer 'dual force' tactic

Part Two: The most obvious disadvantage to solo-officer “dual force” deployments is that humans just don’t perform multiple tasks well at the same time, especially under stress - Full Story

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Deployment of the solo officer ‘dual force’ tactic Ed Flosi - Taking Training to the Next Level

Deployment of the solo officer ‘dual force’ tactic

Part One: The below article is not intended to advocate for or denounce against “dual force” tactics — only to explore some of the positives and negatives of it - Full Story

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Video: Officer-involved shooting unfolds

Video: Officer-involved shooting unfolds

New footage from an APD body-worn camera shows the chilling encounter with a violent suspect who refused to drop his knife. Chief defends use of force

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Video: APD officer-involved shooting unfolds

Cop shot suspect after partner used a TASER on the knife-wielding man - Full Story

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Defense lawyer posts police shooting video

Police say the snippets, put on a website by the suspect's defense team, could taint a jury pool - Full Story

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Video: Toolbox approach to using your baton

With the variety of problems now being associated with terminology around the “use of force continuum”... - Full Story



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The Winning Mind The Winning Mind
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Use of Force and the Law Use of Force and the Law
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