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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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Teen killed after machete attack on Calif. cop

CHP officer shot and killed a 17-year-old who attacked him with a machete, and the officer was hospitalized with major injuries - Full Story

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Family wants Texas cop prosecuted after scuffle with man, 76

Officer tackled man to the ground and used his stun gun on him twice.

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Video: Family wants Texas cop prosecuted after scuffle with man, 76

Officer tackled man to the ground and used his stun gun on him twice - Full Story

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2 Calif. cops hospitalized after suspect attacks them

29-year-old Thomas Christopher Brown, appears to knock one officer to the ground after throwing a punch.

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Video: 2 Calif. cops hospitalized after suspect attacks them

29-year-old Thomas Christopher Brown appears to knock one officer to the ground after throwing a punch - Full Story

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Why cops don't 'shoot to injure' P1 Community - The Question

Why cops don't 'shoot to injure'

A question posted recently on Quora asked, “Why aren't U.S. cops trained to "shoot to contain the situation" meaning shooting to injure instead of a location on the body that is lethal to the suspect (i.e. center of mas... - Full Story

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Md. mayor: Scrutiny may be affecting cops' ability to act

Baltimore mayor believes nationwide protests might cause officers to hesitate in using deadly force — compromising their safety - Full Story

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Mom driving van of kids pleads not guilty in NM pursuit

Tenn. woman has pleaded not guilty in a chaotic 2013 traffic stop during which an officer shot at her minivan - Full Story

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NM officer accidentally shoots man during investigation

Police have released video showing what happened when an Albuquerque police officer accidentally shot a man during a burglary investigation.

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Video: NM officer accidentally shoots man during investigation

Police have released video showing what happened when an Albuquerque police officer accidentally shot a man during a burglary investigation - Full Story



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