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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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4 officers hurt, suspect killed in shootout and explosion

During the gunfire, one shot hit a propane tank, causing it to explode and injure four of five officers involved in the incident.

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4 officers hurt, suspect killed in Wash. shootout, explosion

During the gunfire, one shot hit a propane tank, causing it to explode and injure four of five officers involved in the incident - Full Story

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Officer in fatal NY arrest stripped of gun, badge

Officer involved in the arrest of a man who died in custody has been stripped of his gun and badge and placed on desk duty - Full Story

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Police: Men may have robbed Calif. bank before

Police were investigating whether the same men who robbed a bank, took hostages and led a deadly chase and shootout carried out other recent bank heists - Full Story

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NY man dies in struggle during arrest

Plain-clothes police officer placed suspect in what appeared be a choke hold.

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Video: NY man dies in struggle during arrest

Plain-clothes police officer placed suspect in what appeared be a choke hold - Full Story

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Family of slain robbery hostage starts own probe

Attorney representing the family of Misty Holt-Singh, is seeking documents, dispatch logs, video and other evidence police gathered after the hourlong robbery, pursuit and gun battle - Full Story

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Cleveland settles suit over fatal police shootings

The city of Cleveland has settled a federal lawsuit filed by the estates of two unarmed people killed in a hail of 137 gunshots fired by police - Full Story

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CHP seizes medical records of woman in scuffle with cop

California Highway Patrol investigators have seized the medical records of a woman seen on video being repeatedly punched by one of its officers - Full Story

Columns

How to properly apply 'reasonableness' in use-of-force investigations Matt Stiehm - Campus Safety

How to properly apply 'reasonableness' in use-of-force investigations

The facts — the officers’ interpretation of the facts at the scene — are what should be used as the guiding principles and points when reviewing an application of force - Full Story



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Use of Force Columnists

Use of Force and the Law Use of Force and the Law
with Ron Martinelli
Less Lethal Issues in Law Enforcement Less Lethal Issues in Law Enforcement
with Capt. Greg Meyer (ret.)