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Suspect Likely Shot California Officer With Duty Weapon

November 10, 2010
Earl Ellis Green, 44, of Rubidoux was arrested by police and FBI agents at a Target store in Riverside. He has been charged with murder and a parole violation.

Shot Suspect Struggled With Georgia Deputy In Cruiser's Backseat

September 7, 2010
Kevin Brayano Pao was found in the back seat of the patrol car with a nylon bag over his shoulder and a semiautomatic handgun concealed in a shirt between his legs, according to the report. Pao had apparently removed the gun from the bag.

Four Safer Strikes

August 5, 2010

There are arguments for and against law enforcement officers using closed-hand punches. It can be better to avoid hitting a suspect with your bare knuckles so you don't injure your hands so you can't pull a trigger, hold a baton or continue striking with a broken hand. Here are four safer strikes—palm strike, bottom fist strike, knee strike and elbow strike—when dealing with a violent suspect. Our related article, "Safer Strikes," explains how to avoid bloodborne pathogens.

Home Is Where the Fight Is

June 16, 2010
Admittedly, use-of-force situations are extremely fluid; an officer may not have the opportunity to say so much as "Hi," before it's off to the races and an eventual altercation ends up in some distant backyard.

Seattle Police Guild Says Videotaped Officer Did Nothing Wrong

June 16, 2010
Rich O'Neill, the union's president, said the officer "did nothing wrong" and "maybe waited a little too long to engage in force because I think he was trying to defuse the situation and calm people down and it was obvious from the audio anyway of the two individuals that they were not going to be calmed down. They were not going to comply in any way."

Video of Seattle Officer Punching Teen Posted On YouTube

June 15, 2010
The department announced today that it hasn't passed judgment on Officer Ian Walsh's actions until the investigation is complete. A video posted to YouTube Monday evening shows Walsh punching a 19-year-old girl who had grabbed him, as he was trying to arrest another teen at a South Seattle intersection.

Do You Need to Prove Yourself Physically?

September 25, 2009
Sgt. Diana Drummey looks for other ways to resolve confrontations than getting physical, but will go there, if need be.

Off-Duty NYC Transit Cops Allegedly Beat Man Senseless

August 22, 2008
Two off-duty female New York City transit cops beat a man senseless, then fled and had to be tracked down and arrested like common criminals, authorities said Tuesday.

What Skills Do I Really Need to Win a Violent Confrontation?

November 1, 2007

What does it take to really survive a violent confrontation? For all the tactical training and mental preparations, just how much does luck enter into the equation? And what can you do to shift the odds in your favor? These are weighty questions for even the most experienced of cops.

Northern Injustice

November 1, 2006

It took three trials—two resulted in hung juries— over five years before prosecutors managed to get a verdict in the case.

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