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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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Witness adds new perspective to Ferguson shooting

One witness — who recently talked to the grand jury — has given an account with key differences from previous public statements from other witnesses - Full Story

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Chief: Wis. cop fired for ignoring training in scuffle, deadly OIS

Chief: Wis. cop fired for ignoring training in scuffle, deadly OIS

Chief: While officer correctly identified man as someone who was emotionally disturbed, he ignored training and police policy and treated him as criminal - Full Story

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Gunshot residue on Mo. man killed by officer

Police union leaders say it dispels any claims that the man didn't shoot at officer in Oct. 8 confrontation - Full Story

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$4.6M awarded in Colo. in-custody death case

$4.6M awarded in Colo. in-custody death case

A federal court jury on Tuesday found five Denver sheriff's deputies used excessive force against man who died in 2010 - Full Story

Videos

NM officer fatally shoots teen carrying replica

June 8 shooting of a teenager who displayed what turned out to be a cap gun was determined to be justified Wednesday.

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Video: NM officer fatally shoots teen carrying replica

June 8 shooting of a teenager who displayed what turned out to be a cap gun was determined to be justified Wednesday - Full Story

Exclusives

Cops hesitate more, err less when shooting black suspects, study finds

Cops hesitate more, err less when shooting black suspects, study finds

According to findings from a research team’s innovative experiments, officers are less likely to erroneously shoot unarmed black suspects than they were unarmed whites — 25 times less likely, in fact. - Full Story

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Police fear Pa. trooper's killer looking to repeat

Concerns about suspected cop killer are based on a review by behavioral scientists - Full Story

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Dozens arrested on 4th day of St. Louis protests

Dozens arrested on 4th day of St. Louis protests

Organizers of the Ferguson October protests dubbed the day "Moral Monday" and committed acts of civil disobedience in and around St. Louis - Full Story

Columns

Cops hesitate more, err less when shooting black suspects, study finds Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Cops hesitate more, err less when shooting black suspects, study finds

According to findings from a research team’s innovative experiments, officers are less likely to erroneously shoot unarmed black suspects than they were unarmed whites - Full Story



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Topics & Tactics for Law Enforcement Topics & Tactics for Law Enforcement
with Scott Buhrmaster
Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts
with Force Science Institute