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California Officer Fatally Shoots Resisting, Chain-Wielding Suspect

August 10, 2018
When an officer located the suspect, he began swinging it at the officer. The officer reportedly commanded the suspect several times to drop the chain, then fired an ECD device. When the ECD failed to be effective, the officer fired his duty pistol, striking the suspect at least once, police said.

Video: LAPD Releases Footage of Officers Shooting Knife Wielding Man After Ineffective Less-Lethal Deployment

August 6, 2018
A man suspected of stabbing his wife withstood beanbag rounds, a TASER deployment, and numerous gunshots but kept coming at officers, according to body camera footage released by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD).

LAPD Releases Footage of Officers Shooting Knife Wielding Man After Ineffective Less-Lethal Deployment

August 6, 2018
A man suspected of stabbing his wife withstood beanbag rounds, a TASER deployment, and numerous gunshots but kept coming at officers, according to body camera footage released by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). More here.

NSA and VirTra Launch Program to Reduce Animal Injury in LE Encounters

June 20, 2018
The National Law Enforcement Center on Animal Abuse (NLECAA), its parent organization, the National Sheriffs' Association (NSA), and VirTra, Inc., have announced the Law Enforcement Dog Encounters Training (LEDET) focused on police training for dog encounters.

Less-Lethal Tools

November 6, 2017

These options provide officers with many ways to respond with less-lethal force.

AZ Officers Attacked by Protesters at Trump Rally, Respond with Tear Gas

August 23, 2017
“The good news is the job of the Phoenix Police Department tonight was to make sure that everyone got home safely,” Mayor Greg Stanton said. “The good news is that is exactly what occurred in Phoenix tonight.”

Video: AZ Officers Attacked by Protesters at Trump Rally, Respond with Tear Gas

August 23, 2017
“The good news is the job of the Phoenix Police Department tonight was to make sure that everyone got home safely,” Mayor Greg Stanton said. “The good news is that is exactly what occurred in Phoenix tonight.”

LAPD May Roll Out Sponge Round Launchers to Patrol to Reduce Deadly Force Use

November 30, 2016
An LAPD committee is reviewing the “promising” data and will make a recommendation to Police Chief Charlie Beck about whether to expand the use of these launchers and sponge rounds to patrol officers department-wide, officials said.

Less Lethal Concepts: The OC Projector

August 12, 2016

Less Lethal Concepts' Pepper Pak 50 is designed to deliver chemical agents at up to 85 feet, protecting officers and reducing the need for deadly force.

ECDs and Use-of-Force Law

March 8, 2016

A recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, which applies to five states, emphasizes the use of TASERs as tools for protection, not for compelling compliance.

North Dakota OKs Less-Lethal Drones

August 27, 2015
It's legal for law enforcement in North Dakota to use unmanned aircraft systems, commonly called drones. Now House Bill 1328 explicitly states that they may be used to deploy non-lethal force and restricts how departments can use the unmanned aircraft to gather evidence.

Illinois Officer Acquitted in Killing of 95-Year-Old Man

February 5, 2015
A suburban Chicago police officer was acquitted Wednesday in the death of a 95-year-old World War II veteran whom he shot with a beanbag gun at an assisted living facility.

Video: Illinois Officer Faces Charges in Elderly Man's 2013 Death

April 14, 2014
Cook County prosecutors announced the charges on Wednesday, alleging that the Park Forest police officer was reckless in his use of less-lethal weapons in an attempt to arrest a 95-year-old man.

Take Down OC Pepper Spray

January 10, 2014
Mace Security's Take Down offers a complete line of OC and OC/CS blended sprays; now available in canisters using Omnidirectional Technology. SHOT Show Booth #20141

Oakland Cops TASER Combative A's Fan

October 7, 2013
Oakland Police officers TASERed a fan at the Athletics' playoff game on Friday, when the fan attacked officers after his wife was ejected. Read the full story here.

Calif. Officers Quell Brawl at Surfing Event

July 29, 2013
Huntington Beach (Calif.) Police officers arrested seven people, including a man who struck an officer with a skateboard, during a wild melee Sunday after the U.S. Open of Surfing.

Video: Minn. Officer Pepper-Sprays Man In Ear

July 10, 2013
A St. Paul (Minn.) Police officer has been fired for using pepper spray in the ear of a suspect who resisted arrest after allegedly threatening an ex-girlfriend.

Minn. Officer Pepper-Sprays Man In Ear

July 10, 2013
A St. Paul (Minn.) Police officer pepper-sprayed a non-compliant suspect in the ear after dragging him into the back of a cruiser by his hair. Read the full story here.

Oregon Trooper Investigated for TASERing Naked Girl

June 26, 2013
The Oregon State Police have launched an investigation into an incident Sunday when a trooper used a TASER on a naked, 11-year-old girl to stop her from crossing Interstate 5.

Arresting Active Resisters

June 26, 2013

You have to make split-second decisions when it comes to use of force while effecting an arrest. Training in strategy and tactics, control and verbal techniques, and proper use of force are essential for you to make proper decisions.

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