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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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Video: Riots break out after WVU football win

Police used pepper spray and chemical munitions to disperse groups of rioters after they ignored warnings to disperse - Full Story

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Success story: Cops 2, Plaintiffs 0 in excessive force lawsuits

Success story: Cops 2, Plaintiffs 0 in excessive force lawsuits

“These were the first major cases I’ve been involved in where I applied material from Force Science since attorneys began calling on me for expert witness work 13 years ago,” Sgt. Thomas Ovens told Force Science News. - Full Story

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Success story: Cops 2, Plaintiffs 0 in excessive force lawsuits Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Success story: Cops 2, Plaintiffs 0 in excessive force lawsuits

“These were the first major cases I’ve been involved in where I applied material from Force Science since attorneys began calling on me for expert witness work 13 years ago,” Sgt. Thomas Ovens told Force Science News. - Full Story

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Lawyer: Bank robbery hostage begged for her life

Calif. woman taken hostage during a bank robbery and killed by police in an ensuing shootout begged for her life as she was dragged away by kidnappers - Full Story

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Conn. police stymied finding ID of man in stabbing rampage

Man slashed two passengers in a box-cutter rampage aboard a tour bus on Interstate 95 before he was fatally shot - Full Story

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Fired Wis. officer describes deadly shooting

Fired Wis. officer describes deadly shooting

Officer told superiors he became concerned for his safety as soon as he saw the odd way the man was lying on the ground in a park - Full Story

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Suspect in shooting of 2 Ill. deputies caught

Suspect in shooting of 2 Ill. deputies caught

Man suspected of firing "several rounds" from a rifle through the front door when deputies arrived at his home Thursday for a wellness check - Full Story

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2 Ill. deputies shot, suspect sought

2 Ill. deputies shot, suspect sought

Two sheriff’s deputies have been shot and a suspect is being sought after a gunfire exchange Thursday morning - Full Story

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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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