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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.

Conn. Cops Kick Prone Suspect

January 28, 2013

Three Bridgeport (Conn.) Police officers have been moved to desk jobs after a video surfaced showing them kicking a suspect after a foot pursuit. A witness posted video of the May, 20, 2011, incident to YouTube earlier this month. Read the full story here.

Video: Las Vegas Cop Won't Face Charges In Vet's Shooting

December 20, 2012
A Clark County, Nev., grand jury decided not to indict a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officer in the late-2011 shooting of a disabled veteran who rammed cruisers at an apartment building.

Video: Utah Pursuit Ends In Gunfire

December 18, 2012
A Morgan County (Utah) Sheriff's deputy who pursued the driver of a GMC truck for a broken headlight fired at the female driver when she lurched her vehicle toward him.

LAPD Officer Shoots Suspect who Swung 2-by-4

December 3, 2012
A Los Angeles Police officer shot and injured a 19-year-old burglary suspect who swung a 2-by-4 board at officers who confronted him Saturday night.

Milwaukee Cops Now Required To Stop Excessive Force

October 30, 2012
Milwaukee police officers would be required to intervene if they see one of their colleagues using excessive force, according to a new policy expected to be approved by the city's Fire and Police Commission this week.

Video: Okla. Cop Suspended for TASERing Drunk Woman

September 11, 2012
A McAlestar (Okla.) Police officer remains on active duty but can no longer use his TASER, after he used the less-lethal weapon on an intoxicated, handcuffed woman who spit on him.

Video: LAPD Captain Demoted for Rough Arrest

August 30, 2012
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck has demoted a commanding officer for his handling of the rough arrest of a 34-year-old nurse in a Del Taco parking lot in Tujunga.

Video: Ala. Cop Fired for Conduct at T-Stop

July 24, 2012
The Huntsville, Ala., City Council will decide whether to reinstate an officer fired, in part, for pulling a speed violator out of her vehicle and arresting her.

Force at Ala. T-Stop

July 24, 2012

The Huntsville (Ala.) Police Department has fired Officer Phillip Lee, in part, for his conduct during this traffic stop on Dec. 13, 2011. Officer Lee pulled a speed violator out of her car. Read the full story here.

Report Addresses Public Perceptions of Police Use of Force

June 29, 2012
The use of force by law enforcement officers has continuously been a controversial topic, often resulting in false perceptions by the public, particularly the concern that police use force at a relatively high level.

Video: Neb. Cop Exonerated In Hospital Arrest

June 8, 2012
One of the two Omaha (Neb.) Police Department officers fired over a forceful arrest outside Creighton University Medical Center in May of 2011 has been reinstated by an arbitrator.

Video: Philly Cops Use Force at Accident Scene

June 8, 2012
The Philadelphia Police Department launched an internal investigation into a forceful arrest captured by two witnesses that shows four officers detaining an 18-year-old.

Officers Swarm Suspect Outside Hospital

June 8, 2012

One of the two Omaha (Neb.) Police officers fired over this forceful arrest outside of Creighton University Medical Center in May of 2011 has been reinstated by an abitrator. Read the full story here.

Forceful Arrest In Philly

June 8, 2012

The Philadelphia Police Department is investigating the forceful arrest by four officers of an 18-year-old who allegedly resisted arrest, reports NBC 10. Read the full story here.

Video: N.J. Admits Unreasonable Force On Disabled Man

June 4, 2012
The New Jersey State Police have acknowledged that troopers used unreasonable force on a mentally disabled man during a May 16, 2009 traffic stop.
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