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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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No charges for officers in pursuit, shooting near Capitol

Prosecutors who spent months investigating the shooting of Miriam Carey said that officers from the Secret Service and the Capitol Police did not use excessive force - Full Story

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Knife-wielding man shot by chief threatened to kill grandmother

Man critically injured Tuesday beat his grandmother with his fists and feet and threatened her life just two hours before he was shot - Full Story

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Deputy kills armed man at light-rail station

Fare-dodger was shot to death by an officer after pulling a gun and pointing it at his head during the July 1 incident.

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Video: Deputy kills armed man at light-rail station

Video: Deputy kills armed man at light-rail station

Fare-dodger was shot to death by an officer after pulling a gun and pointing it at the cop's head during the July 1 incident - Full Story

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3 cops injured after suspect lights self on fire

Police say a man armed with a bottle of flammable liquid set himself and a police officer ablaze before another officer shot him - Full Story

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Fla. cop choked unconscious in brutal attack

The incident began after the officer witnessed 37-year-old Livingston Manners run a stop sign June 27.

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Video: Fla. cop choked unconscious in brutal attack

Video: Fla. cop choked unconscious in brutal attack

The incident began after the officer witnessed 37-year-old Livingston Manners run a stop sign June 27 - Full Story

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Ala. K-9 killed during shootout

Ala. K-9 killed during shootout

K-9 Tracker was killed while pursuing 50-year-old Billy Wayne Lomaneck - Full Story

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CHP head addresses viral video of freeway scuffle

CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow vowed to complete a comprehensive investigation in weeks instead of the usual months - Full Story

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Armed suspect shot by Pa. chief

Police chief shot a suspect armed with a knife in a confrontation Tuesday - Full Story



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Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts
with Force Science Institute
Use of Force and the Law Use of Force and the Law
with Ron Martinelli