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AELE analyzes when force against the mentally disturbed is justified Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

AELE analyzes when force against the mentally disturbed is justified

What guidelines do courts offer to trainers, officers, and force reviewers in these circumstances? - Full Story

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Ariz. cop who shot man holding child investigated

James Peters is a 12-year veteran of the police force who has served on its SWAT team - Full Story

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Witnesses at former Phila. officer's trial tell of fatal shooting

Defense attorney said 16-year police veteran Frank Tepper was punched in the mouth, menaced - Full Story

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NYPD det. shot in arm returns fire

Career criminal Michael McBride, 52, wanted for shooting a woman Monday, was killed - Full Story

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Ariz. cop fatally shoots man holding child

A veteran officer of the Scottsdale Police fired one bullet that killed a threatening man - Full Story

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Force is a necessary tool for peace Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

Force is a necessary tool for peace

The most significant news item for the police profession for all of 2011 may have been the Occupy movement - Full Story

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Chicago cop kills man trying to run him over

Suspect reportedly rammed officer's garage door with van - Full Story

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Calif. cops TASER, arrest hostile man in standoff

A driver who blocked traffic, threatened to kill a police officer and refused to leave his car for about 45 minutes was arrested Wednesday - Full Story

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LA suspect held after 5-hour standoff on roof

SWAT team used bean-bag rounds after man could not be persuaded to come down - Full Story

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Video: TASERed teen resists Ky. cops

After device deployed, suspect fought to the point of lethal force - Full Story



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