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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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Researchers want ER docs to focus more on Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Researchers want ER docs to focus more on "excessive" force claims

A newly published study that calls for ER doctors to give more attention to complaints from injured su... - Full Story


Mayor: Officers used 'necessary force' in nightclub melee

Eight police officers were injured and six of them were treated at the hospital - Full Story


Off-duty LAPD officer awarded $260K over excessive force arrest

The verdict was a final step in a nearly two-year effort by Sergio Arreola to clear his name after the 2012 encounter that left him fired from the LAPD - Full Story


Jury rules against banker in LAPD excessive force claim

The banker was on bath salts at the time of his arrest; jurors found that the officers involved did not batter him - Full Story


Video: Transition to firearm with ECD in hand

In this video tactical tip, Don Gulla — alongside his presentation partner, Rob — shows a... - Full Story Secure - Law Enforcement Only


Video: Body cam captures violent 'suicide by cop'

Video: Body cam captures violent 'suicide by cop'

Body camera footage shows a tense confrontation between an Idaho officer and a knife-wielding suspect, which resulted in a fatal shooting. (CDAPress Image)


Dealing with the aftermath of use of force

Attorney Laura Scarry discusses how officers and their departments can deal with the aftermath of a use of force incident with Law Enforcement Expert Betsy Brantner Smith.


Liability issues in use of force

Law enforcement expert, Dave Smith discusses liability issues in the use of force with Chuck Joyner, President of Survival Sciences, LLC.


NC examines TASER use, excessive force policies

On Monday, the Durham City Council is expected to go behind closed doors in a specially called meeting - Full Story


Dallas cop fired for shooting unarmed carjacking suspect

Dallas cop fired for shooting unarmed carjacking suspect

The officer's lawyer argued that she truly feared for her life when she fired at him, despite reports that his hands were raised and empyty - Full Story

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