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Border Patrol Tightens Use-Of-Force Rules

March 11, 2014
New use-of-force rules that limit when weapons can be fired were issued Friday for Border Patrol agents, who have been under increasing criticism for their roles in more than 40 deaths since 2005.

California Agency Names Police Magazine Advisor to Force Panel

March 3, 2014
Several months after its creation, the Long Beach (Calif.) Police Department released the names Wednesday of nine people—including a Police Magazine advisor—serving on the Use of Force Advisory Committee created to provide a variety of community perspectives on the department’s procedures.

DHS Secretary: Border Patrol Force Policy Needs Reform

March 3, 2014
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson stressed the need to reform the Border Patrol's use-of-force policies during a House Homeland Security Committee hearing Feb. 26.

Border Patrol: Lethal Force Against Rock Throwers Will Continue

November 7, 2013
U.S. Customs and Border Protection will not change its use-of-force policy against rock throwers, which allows agents to resort to lethal weapons, the agency’s leader has announced. The decision comes after an outside reviewer recommended otherwise.

Portland Police Agree to TASER Policy Changes

November 7, 2013
The police union waived its right to challenge proposed changes to the Police Bureau's use of force and Taser policies -- although it's unclear what final changes the city agreed to make.

Video: Ohio Officer's Stop of Family Escalates

September 19, 2013
A Washington Township (Ohio) Police officer has been placed on administrative leave after he handcuffed and detained a family during a heated vehicle stop.

Video: Calif. Officers Probed for Baton Strikes

September 5, 2013
Several Long Beach (Calif.) Police officers now face an internal investigation for using batons and a TASER on a man on his back near a city intersection.

Federal Grand Jury Probes Force by Ill. Sgt.

September 3, 2013
The Midlothian (Ill.) Police Department received two subpoenas earlier this year—one seeking the personnel file of Sgt. Steven Zamiar and another seeking police logs and call records tied to three days in 2011, as well as the agency's use-of-force policy.

Fired Philly Officer Reinstated

August 13, 2013
The Philadelphia Police officer fired for hitting a woman in the face at the Puerto Rican Day parade was reinstated by an arbitrator, who ruled that his firing was improper.

How To Write Better Police Reports

July 18, 2013

In those cases where force is used—and we are most likely to be sued—we seem to be ashamed to tell the truth and admit that we hit, punched, kicked, bit, scratched, and otherwise got nasty with some miscreant.

On-Body Video: Eye Witness or Big Brother?

July 8, 2013

The era of on-officer video has arrived. The technology is poised to help keep officers safer and more accountable on the job, while protecting law enforcement agencies from nuisance lawsuits.

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.

Feds Launch Use-of-Force Probe of Cleveland Police

March 14, 2013
The U.S. Department of Justice opened an investigation to determine whether Cleveland police use excessive force and evaluate the department's training, supervision, and accountability mechanisms.

Video: Pittsburgh Cop Shoots Fleeing Suspect In Vehicle

March 11, 2013
A 19-year-old man who fled a traffic stop with a Pittsburgh police officer inside his vehicle faces multiple counts after a judge ordered him to face trial. Dash-cam footage shows the traffic stop involving three officers who stopped Leon Ford.

Pittsburgh Cop Jumps Into Vehicle

March 11, 2013

A 19-year-old man who fled a traffic stop with a Pittsburgh Police officer inside his vehicle faces multiple counts after a judge ordered him to face trial. The officer shot Leon Ford four times, leaving him paralyzed. Read the full story here.

Less-Lethal Weapon Options

March 6, 2013

At present, less-lethal weapons are a fact of life. It's hard to find an agency that doesn't use at least one in one form or another. With technology advances being what they are, there are more options today than ever before. Let's look at some of the available technologies and how they make a difference.

Less-Lethal Options

March 5, 2013

Law enforcement officers have plenty of less-lethal options to avoid a deadly force encounter, including light, chemical agents, conducted electrical weapons, projectile weapons, and launchable pepper projectiles. Read more in our March feature "Less-Lethal Weapon Options" and make sure to train with your mutual-aid agencies. Photos by Mark W. Clark and Amaury Murgado.

Texas Cop Fired for Deadly 41-Round Fusillade

March 4, 2013
Officer Patrick Tuter shot and killed Michael Vincent Allen after a 30-minute high-speed pursuit that began in Garland and ended in a Mesquite cul-de-sac. Officer Tuter, who reloaded twice after opening fire, told investigators he believed Allen was armed.

Atlanta Cop Struck Suspect with Service Weapon

January 28, 2013
An Atlanta Police officer rushing to the aid of a fellow officer who had been shot in the face said he struck the suspect with his service pistol because he feared for his life.

Video: Conn. Cops Kick Prone Suspect

January 28, 2013
Officers Elson Morales, Joseph Lawlor, and Clive Higgins were placed on administrative status on Jan. 18, the day after Chief Joseph Gaudett Jr. learned about the video.
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