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.
Twenty years ago today, what would have been a traffic stop escalated into a high-speed chase that ended with the filmed beating of Rodney King. The video was aired on the news that evening, changing policing forever.
Video: 'No animosity'
Controversial units that were created to come down hard on criminals are being dumped nationwide because they have become more of a liability than an asset in the war on crime. Reputation outstripped reality