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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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June 06, 2014

Ga. deputy shot, suspect dead in courthouse shooting

Man who shot deputy outside courthouse was heavily armed and planned to take hostages.
June 06, 2014

Reality Training: "Why didn't you just tase him?"

For the week of June 6, Dave Smith discusses the use of ECDs and the constant question by communities and media in deadly force situations, "Why couldn't you have just used a TASER on him?" Dave addresses how to handle such questions after a shooting.
June 03, 2014

Seattle chief reverses finding on use of force case

Interim Chief Harry Bailey has reversed a finding that an officer used excessive force when he stepped on the head of a handcuffed man in 2010.
May 29, 2014

Seattle police file lawsuit, say force policies unconstitutional

Dozens of Seattle police officers have filed a federal civil rights complaint against city and federal officials, saying use-of-force polices are restricting their constitutional rights to protect themselves.
May 28, 2014

Conn. police defend cop's scuffle with teen in YouTube clip

Officer became involved in struggle after stopping teen early Sunday to question him about a curfew violation.
May 27, 2014

Supreme Court sides with police over fatal Ark. pursuit

Ruling Tuesday reversed a lower court decision that allowed the lawsuit to go forward against six West Memphis, Ark., officers.
May 27, 2014

LA officer wounded in fatal shootout

LA County sheriff's deputy was shot Monday during a incident that left one person dead.
May 23, 2014

NC police defend takedown of cyclist

Department believes officers acted "professionally and within policy" in arresting a man whose lawyer is claiming excessive force.
May 22, 2014

Cops hit with bottles while aiding victim shot during police protest

Police and paramedics were trying to help victim when demonstrators threw bottles, bricks, rocks, and other heavy objects at them.



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