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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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Sheriff: Alleged serial stabber attacks Mich. officer

Abuelazam was unshackled and outside his cell Wednesday night when he attacked the two deputies - Full Story


Pa. cop pays victim's family, city not liable for death

The family says it was nice to receive damages, "but it would have been good to send a message to the city" - Full Story


NC cops shoot woman who threatened to kill them

The police chief said she appeared to be highly disturbed - Full Story


P1 First Person: Dash-cam (in)justice PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: Dash-cam (in)justice

By David Demurjian PoliceOne Member It is interesting to see the progression of technology as it im... - Full Story


Science, liability, and restraint asphyxia (redux) Dr. Darrell L. Ross - Legal Issues and Concepts

Science, liability, and restraint asphyxia (redux)

Instituting a risk-management approach can help an agency defend against an allegation of wrongful sudden death - Full Story


2 Alaska officers killed, triggering standoff

The shooting leaves the town of Hoonah, population 800, with just one officer - Full Story

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Calming the storm: Law enforcement and dueling rallies

Calming the storm: Law enforcement and dueling rallies

If you look around America today you'll see a polarization occurring — contrasting demonstrations are rallying at the same times, in the same places.

When a rally can become a riot, police officers are the men and women in the middle of two groups with differing opinions. Cops are tasked with protecting demonstrators’ right to assemble while maintaining peace in the community.

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Use-of-force training in trying times Lance Eldridge - All Law Enforcement is Local

Use-of-force training in trying times

Like small, entrepreneurial, businesses, smaller police departments are sometimes best able to pioneer innovative training - Full Story


Was the NOPD told to shoot looters after Katrina?

The accounts of orders to "shoot looters," "take back the city," or "do what you have to do" are fragmentary - Full Story


Man fights with Denver PD on bridge (Full version)

This is the complete video of an incident on a bridge in Denver between a man and the police. According to a P1 member, the prior version was edited by the man's lawyer.
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