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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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2 inmates dead after Neb. regains control of prison

2 inmates dead after Neb. regains control of prison

Two staff members were assaulted and one inmate was shot as officers tried to break up gathering - Full Story

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From research to court: Update on conducted electrical weapons Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

From research to court: Update on conducted electrical weapons

In real-life confrontations, TASERs are effective in incapacitating actively resistant suspects over 90 percent of the time, compared to a success rate of less than 75 percent for pepper spray, according to a new study by two associate professors in criminal justice - Full Story

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FBI sent out bulletin about gunman before Texas terror attack

FBI sent out bulletin about gunman before Texas terror attack

Federal investigators learned several hours before cartoon contest that a man under investigation for extremist activities might show up - Full Story

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SC officer responding to home invasion shoots homeowner

SC officer responding to home invasion shoots homeowner

As sheriff's deputy responded to a report of a home invasion, he shouted commands at a homeowner holding a gun before firing at the man - Full Story

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Justice Dept. launches investigation of Baltimore police

Justice Dept. launches investigation of Baltimore police

Will conduct a broad investigation in search of law enforcement practices that are unconstitutional and violate civil rights - Full Story

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Reality Training: Surviving a confrontation after you're shot

The shooting of Albuquerque Officer Lou Golson during a traffic stop is a harrowing reminder of how quickly police can find themselves in a battle for survival. Dave Smith takes a look at the body camera footage and offers key tactics to help officers win the fight.

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Md. senators support federal police probe in Baltimore

Md. senators support federal police probe in Baltimore

Broad investigation could eventually force the city to make changes under the oversight of an outside monitor - Full Story

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Police: Weapons, survival gear found at site of deadly 26-hour Ohio standoff

Police: Weapons, survival gear found at site of deadly 26-hour Ohio standoff

Home where man was killed by police contained loaded assault weapons, ammo and survivalist bags with food and medical supplies - Full Story

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Gunman's hashtag hinted at Texas terror plot

Gunman's hashtag hinted at Texas terror plot

Final tweet posted on an account linked to one of the gunmen said: "May Allah accept us as mujahideen" - Full Story

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In reversal, Baltimore mayor asks for federal police probe

In reversal, Baltimore mayor asks for federal police probe

Mayor's request came a day after new Attorney General Loretta Lynch visited the city and pledged to improve the police department - Full Story



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