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Cops are Not Ninjas  

Understand that the law throughout this country is that officers are permitted to use objectively reasonable force under the totality of the circumstances, and that means they do not have to use deadly force only if nothing else would work.

Do Police Have to be Perfect?  

If we start punishing officers for every mistake, just because an encounter ended in the justified shooting of a suspect, then officers will surely minimize their contact with suspects.

Waze'd and Confused  

Why are companies like Google offering the Waze app through their online app stores, without any regard for officer safety? It's hard to get a straight answer.

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Officer Suicide by Cop  

The officer told his ex-girlfriend that if she didn't get back together with him, he would call the agency himself and create a situation where they would have to kill him.

<p>Photo: Hurst Jaws of Life</p>

A Fistful of Hydraulic Power  

The StrongArm is a lightweight, compact battery-driven hydraulic tool. It can break open metal or wooden doors and cut through chains, rebar, security bars, and even two-by-fours.

News

Man on Trial for Killing Chicago Officer Says He's Proud to Be a Cop Killer

Bryant Brewer was on the witness stand for more than two hours Thursday before Judge Timothy Joyce halted the trial and ordered him removed after he repeatedly ignored an order to sit down.

Alabama Inmate Claims Correction Officers Tortured Him with Snake

According to the lawsuit, Redding claims Glenn brought a yellow Burmese python described as being 6 to 7 feet long into the jail. Despite the claims in the suit, Burmese pythons are not venomous.

Maryland Governor Announces Immediate Closure of Baltimore Jail

Gov. Larry Hogan said Thursday that he will immediately shut down the decrepit Baltimore City Detention Center, moving inmates to nearby facilities and ending a long-standing "black eye" for the state.

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In Patrol Blog

What I Learned Being the Daughter of Police Officers

My mother, father, and stepfather are all (now retired) police officers. I thought I'd share my knowledge with the world by...

15 of the Most Absurd Police Department Names

Some town names in our country, not to mention around the globe, are just plain silly. And when you see the police cars patrolling...

Why Did Ezell Ford Attack LAPD Officers?

A bench warrant for Ford’s arrest was outstanding at the time of his interaction with the LAPD officers. Ford had previously been...

   
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