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Tips for dealing with incidents and suspects in hospitals

There can be a temptation to let your guard down in a hospital emergency room, but if you bring a suspect... - Full Story


Evidence shows S.C. teen hoped to die in cop attack

By Jeffrey Collins Associated PressCOLUMBIA, S.C. — With the suicide note he worked on for a week... - Full Story


R.I. cop accused of beating teen, encouraging officers to lie

By Eric Tucker The Associated PressPROVIDENCE, R.I. — A Rhode Island police officer was arrested... - Full Story


The "layer system" can prevent a confrontation from escalating

In today's tactical tip, Lt. Kevin Dillon explains the tactic behind using a "layer system"... - Full Story Secure - Law Enforcement Only


Panhandler fatally shot after opening fire on N.Y. cop

Panhandler fatally shot after opening fire on N.Y. cop

By Tom Hays and Cristian Salazar Associated PressNEW YORK — A plainclothes cop chased a scam artist... - Full Story


Video of Mo. shootout a dramatic reminder of dangers officers face KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City police Chief James Corwin released dashcam video of a... - Full Story


Va. school police arrest man who opened fire on campus

Quick thinking from students, teachers prvented injuries - Full Story


Autistic teen's family sues Chicago cops over injury

By Angie Leventis Lourgos Chicago TribuneCHICAGO — The family of a teenager with autism allegedly... - Full Story


Study: Stun guns protect cops, save suspects

By Ford Fox, MD Reuters HealthNEW YORK — Police departments that use "stun" devices like... - Full Story

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