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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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Security guards indicted on murder charges after shooting death

Private security drew weapons, ordered man who was on property's trespass list out of car; say they shot him when he tried to run them down - Full Story

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Police kill chimp after Vegas escape

Landscaper David Plunkett, 36, said he watched a male chimpanzee jumping on top of a police car with its lights on shortly before officers shot the animal - Full Story

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Use-of-force expert defends kick in arrest video

Victoria police arrested a man in 2010 who said he thought officers were trying to help him tend to an injury - Full Story

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Video: Woman arrested for prostitution resists Texas officers, is struck

A group of officers hold down a woman while one strikes her several times - Full Story

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Mexico accuses US agent in shooting after rock attack

The Mexican Foreign Ministry said late Sunday that a citizen had been killed by a gunshot fired by a US agent at the Los Tomates-Veterans international bridge - Full Story

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Teen reaches for assault rifle, is killed by Calif. police

Officers had stopped to question two people, one of whom was carrying an illegal assault rifle - Full Story

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Video: Gunman steals cruiser in Md. shootout

Police caught up with him a short distance away forced the stolen cruiser into a brick wall - Full Story

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Video: 'Excessive force' claimed in Calif. pot shop raid

A review is underway into allegations Long Beach police disabled security cameras, stepped on man's neck - Full Story

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NYPD brass 'demand explanation' for shooting rise

A law enforcement source said 'commanding officers will get yelled at' at an upcoming CompStat meeting - Full Story

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Kelly Thomas' father sues over fatal confrontation with officers

Lawsuit claims wrongful death, alleges that the city previously ignored citizens' complaints - Full Story



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