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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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L.A. to pay nearly $13 mil for May Day melee

The Associated PressRelated Articles: 29 LAPD officers may face charges for May Day incident Report:... - Full Story Secure - Law Enforcement Only


Calif. officials pay $1 million to man who claims officer kicked his face, high-fived after

By Richard Winton Los Angeles TimesHAWTHORNE, Calif. — A videotape shows two Hawthorne police officers... - Full Story


Md. family accused of trying to stab officers

The Associated PressSEVERN, Md. — Anne Arundel County Police said a man and his parents assaulted... - Full Story Secure - Law Enforcement Only


Use of force incidents put Denver police in spotlight; complaints down 13.6 percent

By Judi Villa Rocky Mountain NewsDENVER — These are the stories that make headlines:* A video shows... - Full Story Secure - Law Enforcement Only


Lawyer: BART officer meant to fire TASER

Editor's note: In Dave Smith's article, BART shooting raises issue of TASER confusion, he says, "The... - Full Story


Boston police not to blame for in-custody death; man had heart condition

Related article: Boston police face inquiry after arrest, deathBy Shelley Murphy and Stephanie Ebbert... - Full Story Secure - Law Enforcement Only


Calif. transit police probe 'plagued with problems'

By Demian Bulwa San Francisco ChronicleOAKLAND, Calif. — BART's investigation into a police officer's... - Full Story Secure - Law Enforcement Only


Minn. TASER incident ruled "homicide," but ME explains distinction

By Lora Pabst Star TribuneMINNEAPOLIS — The death of a 24-year-old Minneapolis man last December... - Full Story


Undercover Fla. cop shot 4 times by teen

By Stephen Thompson Tampa TribuneST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The two undercover detectives were driving... - Full Story Secure - Law Enforcement Only


Colo. deputy recounts gun battle, takedown of suspect

Related article: Colo. deputy fatally shoots man who killed manager in gun battleBy Vanessa Miller Daily... - Full Story Secure - Law Enforcement Only

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