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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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NY officer killed in gunfire exchange

NY officer killed in gunfire exchange

Rochester officer was fatally shot in an exchange of gunfire during a pursuit, the first member of the city's police force to be killed in the line of duty since 1959 - Full Story

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SC man that shot cop suspect in 'thrill kill' homicides

SC man that shot cop suspect in 'thrill kill' homicides

23-year-old Evan Casey Bennett murdered 2 security guards before killing his stepfather and shooting an officer 3 times outside a police headquarters - Full Story

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Trial begins in case of man shot, paralyzed after fighting cops

Lawyer has said his client did nothing wrong and responded to an escalating situation the officers created - Full Story

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Mo. police shooting lawsuits seek Brown's juvenile records

Mo. police shooting lawsuits seek Brown's juvenile records

18-year-old fatally shot by an officer didn't face any juvenile charges at the time of his death and never was charged with a serious felony such as murder, robbery or burglary - Full Story

Columns

How cops can help citizens better understand police use of force Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

How cops can help citizens better understand police use of force

Policing — already a dangerous profession — is becoming even more so because of anti-police rhetoric and inaccurate reporting in use of force cases - Full Story

Videos

Texas police fatally shoot man with replica

Six officers opened fire on 30-year-old Jose Walter Garza after arriving on-scene.

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Video: Texas police fatally shoot man with replica

Six officers opened fire on 30-year-old Jose Walter Garza after arriving on-scene - Full Story

Videos

Pit bull fatally shot after biting officer, charging another

The incident occurred after an officer responding to a domestic disturbance call was bitten by the dog.

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Video: Pit bull fatally shot after biting officer, charging another

The incident occurred after an officer responding to a domestic disturbance call was bitten by the dog - Full Story

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SC cop shot 3 times, suspect dies in police HQ shootout

A man fired shots into a police headquarters and struck an officer three times Monday after killing his stepfather earlier that night.



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Use of Force Columnists

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