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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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Minn. paramedic says cops abuse law to detain people

By Lora Pabst Star TribuneA veteran paramedic sued his employer and Brooklyn Center Police Department... - Full Story


Trial move to L.A. a setback for BART transit cop

Trial move to L.A. a setback for BART transit cop

Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO — A judge's decision to move Johannes Mehserle's murder trial to... - Full Story


Okla. trooper's use of force justified Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Okla. trooper's use of force justified

PoliceOne spoke today with a contact we have at the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, who informed us that Tr... - Full Story


Ore. officer suspended after shooting girl with beanbag gun

By Maxine Bernstein The OregonianPORTLAND, Ore. — Portland Police Commissioner Dan Saltzman overruled... - Full Story


Enhanced video reveals more about Calif. officers' use of force on student

By Sean Webby San Jose Mercury NewsSAN JOSE, Calif. — A newly enhanced video of the arrest of a... - Full Story


Court filing suggests Philly top cop lied abut mass arrests

Court filing suggests Philly top cop lied abut mass arrests

Associated PressWASHINGTON — A police detective alleges that former Washington Police Chief Charles... - Full Story


Ark. cop who used TASER on girl suspended for not having camera

The Associated PressLITTLE ROCK, Ark. — An Arkansas police officer who used a stun gun on an unruly... - Full Story


Age not a factor in TASER use, Ark. chief says

Arkansas Democrat-GazetteOZARK, Ark. — Ozark's mayor said Tuesday he wants an outside agency to... - Full Story


Violent Mich. man shot with TASER, dies soon after in police custody

Grand Rapids PressEAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A 30-year-old man who assaulted a public safety officer... - Full Story


Acoustic warning speakers used by police causing controversy

By Bradley J. Fikes North County TimesESCONDIDO, Calif. — Deterring pirates with blasts of ear-splitting... - Full Story

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