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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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Protesters shut down meeting over fatal SF OIS

Family members calling for investigation into whether plainclothes cops who killed woman had properly ID'd themselves when they approached her car - Full Story

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Police: Man fatally shot by Calif. cop left apology note

Responding officer exited his patrol car and "was immediately confronted by the male suspect who was armed with a large knife" - Full Story

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DOJ report on Philly PD cites poor training

Poor training has left cops with the mistaken belief that fearing for their lives alone is justification for using deadly force, Justice Department said Monday - Full Story

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Suspect dead, 8 cops wounded in Ariz. melee

Brawl in a parking lot left one suspect dead and several wounded, including one officer who was shot in the leg.

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Suspect dead, 8 cops injured in Ariz. melee

Brawl in a parking lot left one suspect dead and several injured, including one officer who was shot in the leg - Full Story

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Border agent fatally shoots man near US-Canada border

Man was shot in the head Thursday after an officer reported shots had been fired and asked for backup - Full Story

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Board reviewing fatal Ohio Wal-Mart OIS suggests body cams

Report comes seven months after John Crawford III was shot, when police responded to a 911 call reporting a man waving what appeared to be a gun - Full Story

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Navajo officer, gunman killed in Ariz. shooting

Police responded to reports of a man armed with an assault rifle holding his family hostage when the suspect opened fire.

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Navajo officer, gunman killed in Ariz. shooting

Incident highlights the danger that tribal officers can face when patrolling the huge reservation — sometimes alone - Full Story

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Ga. chief vows transparency following recent shootings

Even as he's emerged as a leading national advocate of reform, top cop now finds his own agency under scrutiny - Full Story



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