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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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Video: Eyewitness films fatal Vegas OIS

Gulf War vet Stanley Lavon Gibson, 43, was shot by an officer early Monday - Full Story

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Video: Jail booking tantrum sparks 'brutality' claim

A female suspect filed a lawsuit after an officer pushed her in a jail - Full Story

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2011 in Review: 10 most-watched videos

Where there is blood, there are officer safety reminders - Full Story

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Police: Ind. cop returns fire, kills suspect

As Officer Dewey Runnels approached, one of the three men inside a vehicle got out and fired - Full Story

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Suicide by cop possible in Chicago 'L' station fatality

A man pointed two pistols at officers, a Fraternal Order of Police spokesman said - Full Story

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Mass. police shooting justified, DA says

Fitchburg officers were justified in their use of force when they shot a man armed with a machete - Full Story

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Shooting to kill an animal: A sad but necessary skill

Shooting to kill an animal: A sad but necessary skill

Sometimes officers must shoot animals, as Zanesville, Ohio police did when nearly 50 animals escaped in October. NLEOMF recently named Muskingham County Sheriff Matt Lutz Officer of the Month for January to acknowledge how he addressed the situation's unique threat. - Full Story

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Report: More officer-involved shootings in Maine

In November there were four officer-involved shootings in the state - Full Story

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Colo. police: Man attacks patrol with hammer, is shot

A man used a hammer to break the window of a car where an officer did paperwork, police said - Full Story



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