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Search Result: Use-of-Force Policies

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Cops vs. Cars

June 1, 2005

At presstime many things had still not been publicly released regarding the Devin Brown incident. LAPD detectives, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office, and the FBI were all investigating the shooting. So it’s not known where Garcia was standing when he discharged 10 rounds into the Camry. And it’s not known if his use of deadly force was justified.

Train to Win Quickly

November 1, 2004

Most police confrontations do not make for pleasant dinnertime viewing, regardless of what tactics are used and regardless of whether the force is justified.

Use of Force on Prisoners

January 3, 2004

Documentation and self-control are the keys to protecting yourself against charges of unreasonable force on persons in custody.

Corruption: Policing the Police

October 1, 2003

Among more polite officers, internal affairs is thought of as a necessary evil. In less polite, more candid circles it's thought of in less savory terms like "the secret police" and "the rat squad."

Improvised Weapons

October 1, 2003

It's time to think outside the box-way outside the box.

Starting from Scratch

March 1, 2003

Founding a police department is a challenge that not many people would want to assume. But that's the task that faced the civic leaders of Federal Way, Washington.

How to...Start a K-9 Unit

February 1, 2003

Initiating your agency’s first K-9 unit is a daunting task. If you’re willing to accept this challenge, then the first thing you need is the support of your department.

On the Cutting Edge

October 1, 2002

No department would dare let said officer hit the street without training and instruction in policies governing the use of a pistol. Many PDs even have policies regarding the use of flashlights. But in most departments an edged weapon/cutting tool clipped to the pocket of the officer's duty pants flies under the radar.

A Capital Success Story

February 1, 2002

According to media accounts, nearly 100 officers who joined the force during a 1989-90 recruitment drive-when background screening and standards were all but non-existent-were later charged with criminal wrongdoing.

Use-of-Force Confusion Killing Japanese Cops

January 24, 2002
Looking for a way to lower the number of officers killed in the line of duty, Japan’s National Police Agency (NPA) has released new use-of-force guidelines.

Use of “Less Lethal”: A Case History

August 1, 2000

In the early morning hours of Oct. 14, 1998 a call was received at Placer Co. Sheriff's dispatch regarding a report of a suspect armed with a knife and standing in the street behind a four-plex apartment in a high-density population area.  The situation would be quickly ended without the loss of life, but it could easily have been otherwise.

Dogs of War

December 1, 1998

As police service dog use continues in full swing, a body of special legal knowledge is beginning to develop.

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