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Man who Won Denver Brutality Suit Still Trusts Cops

May 4, 2011
The man who was given $795,000 by the city of Denver to settle a lawsuit alleging three city officers used excessive force and violated his civil rights has said the incident won't erode his trust in law enforcement.

Follow Your Agency's Ammo Rules

May 4, 2011
Somewhere in the fine print of your departmental directives or policies regarding firearms and use of force you'll read the line, "No unauthorized ammo will be used in departmental weapons for duty."

Video: Intoxicated Women Fight with Cops at Georgia IHOP

April 27, 2011
The officer, who was off duty at the time and has not been identified, was attempting to quiet the women down, and asked them to leave the restaurant shortly after 3 a.m. on Saturday. The officer is seen on video punching Ashley Leavell.

Budget Simulators

April 19, 2011

Technological advancements allow companies to continually refine the quality of use-of-force simulators, but vendors have also been paying attention to the budget problems of public safety agencies that buy them.

Seattle Officer Charged with Assault In Convenience Store Arrest

April 14, 2011
Seattle Police Officer James Lee has been charged with fourth-degree assault for allegedly kicking a teenage suspect inside a convenience store in October.

Video: Pittsburgh Police Reviewing Force Used On Fan

April 12, 2011
In a clip posted to YouTube of the arrest, Detective Francis Rende and Officer Jeffrey LaBella are seen striking Ashley several times before taking him to the ground and handcuffing him. The officers had attempted to TASER Ashley, who than assumed a fighting stance.

Video: Attorney Questions Force In Alabama Nightclub Arrest

March 31, 2011
A Birmingham, Ala., attorney presented a clip of surveillance video showing local officers using physical force on a man who is seen holding up his hands as the officers take him down and deliver blows.

Alabama Nightclub Arrest Questioned

March 31, 2011

Security video shows Birmingham police officers using force on a man in front of a Birmingham nightclub. The video was has triggered an internal investigation of the officers.

DOJ Report Details New Orleans Police Misconduct

March 18, 2011
On Thursday, the DOJ released a 158-page report that details NOPD misconduct. The report concludes that officers routinely use excessive force and the agency has failed to adequately investigate use-of-force complaints.

LAPD Officer Cleared In Shooting of Day Laborer

March 16, 2011
The Los Angeles Police officer who fatally shot a Guatemalan day laborer threatening people with a knife that led to public unrest and riot control response has been cleared in the shooting.

Baltimore Cop Fired In YouTube Skateboarder Flap Wants Job Back

February 28, 2011
Salvatore Rivieri, a 19-year veteran, was fired in August amid public outcry over the incident. Officer Rivieri is seen pushing the 14-year-old and berating him. The officer had instructed the teens that they could not ride their skateboards in the area.

Florida Deputy Charged with Battery of Detainee

February 2, 2011
Deputy Zachary McArthur has been charged with one count of felony battery for the Dec. 9 incident. The deputy is alleged to have battered Justin Johnson while he was being detained at the jail.

Are You a 'Designated' Shooter?

January 26, 2011
When you initiate a designated-shooter policy, you assign the immediate responsibility to engage a potentially violent subject to a primary and secondary officer with a designated backup team of officers standing by in case the first two officers are unable to contain the situation.

N.Y. Agency Revamps Use-of-Force Policy After DOJ Probe

December 24, 2010
The reforms include the incorporation of verbal de-escalation techniques, prohibiting the use of the carotid restraint, limiting the type of ammunition allowed, and developing a formal system for handling public complaints.

Seattle Officer Cleared In Punching of Jaywalker

December 8, 2010
The department's Office of Professional Accountability (OPA) concluded that the officer performed his duties within the scope of department policies and procedures.

LAPD Reviews Tactics of Wild Pursuit

August 12, 2010
When apprehending the suspect, officers created the potential for deadly crossfire. The review will also look at whether officers should have immediately swarmed the car.

Not Going for the Kill

March 31, 2010

A SWAT team is called out to a barricade situation. A man holed up in his house claims to have a hostage, and negotiators are getting nowhere as the subject refuses to surrender. Now tactical teams can employ multiple less-lethal options to help end such a situation at different points throughout an incident without employing lethal force.

Foot Pursuits: A Runaway Policy?

March 18, 2010
What exactly was this "new bar" for performance? How was one to be evaluated against it? And was this really a new policy to follow?

Los Angeles County Sheriff To Deputies: Be More Cautious During Pursuits

February 18, 2010
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca has told his deputies to exercise more caution when pursuing armed suspects and call for backup.

Best Practices in TASER Targeting

January 31, 2010

To adopt the preferred targeting zone, officers will need to train themselves to avoid center mass.

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