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Cloth Handles for Arrest and Control

July 10, 2017

If you know how to take advantage of what a suspect wears, you can use these handles to help get him or her into handcuffs.

Axon to Partner with Washington State University for Police-Community Interactions Research

June 22, 2017
At the annual Axon Accelerate User Conference, Axon and Washington State University (WSU) announced their intent to form a strategic partnership for further research that may improve law enforcement training and police-community relations.

Critics Slam San Francisco Police for Pointing Guns

May 30, 2017
San Francisco police officers, who were required in the aftermath of a disputed shooting in the Bayview neighborhood to document every time they point their guns, reported doing so 3,130 times in the first 15 months, or about seven times a day, records show.

Study Shows Dallas Officers Do Not Use Force More Often on Minorities

May 19, 2017
Dallas police officers do not disproportionately use force against minorities, contrary to common public perceptions, a new study has found.

Chicago Police Adopt De-Escalation in Sweeping Change to Use-Of-Force Policy

May 18, 2017
The Chicago Police Department announced Wednesday a sweeping change to its use-of-force policy, embracing the concept of de-escalation during critical incidents.

Bills Would Set Statewide Police Use of Force Policies in Wisconsin

May 18, 2017
A set of Democratic bills proposed Wednesday would set statewide policies for police use of force in Wisconsin. But the head of the state's largest law enforcement union says many of those rules are already in place throughout the state

Former CA Deputy Found Guilty in Televised 2015 Assault

March 31, 2017
A former San Bernardino County, CA, sheriff's deputy has been found guilty of assaulting a horse-theft suspect at the end of a televised pursuit through rugged terrain in 2015.

Where are the Helmets?

March 13, 2017

Departments hoping to reach out to "alienated communities" are implementing training designed to: make us feel bad about who we are; encourage us to try to diagnose the "root cause" of a miscreant's bad behavior; and tempt us to hesitate to do our job for fear of prosecution or punishment. This is a recipe for disaster where officer safety is concerned.

Less-Lethal: Making Impact

March 10, 2017

The pressure on American law enforcement agencies to field tools that can subdue dangerous armed and unarmed individuals without using deadly force has never been greater than today. The answer according to many experts is less-lethal weapons that can be fired from a distance and effect subjects with blunt force or chemical irritant or both.

Using Force Scenarios for Training

February 8, 2017

The vast majority of arrests are accomplished without any force being applied by police officers. But it helps to look at as many of the details as possible.

WA Legislators Weigh Bills to Change Law on Police Use of Force

January 31, 2017
Lawmakers in Washington state are weighing bills that would raise the bar on when an officer can use deadly force.

San Francisco Police Commission Votes to Prohibit Shooting at Moving Vehicles

December 22, 2016
The San Francisco Police Commission approved a use-of-force policy Wednesday that would prohibit the city's police officers from shooting at moving vehicles or using carotid restraints.

Time to Disarm Police Critics

December 7, 2016

While trampling on the officer's reputation, the mayor failed to grasp police training and tactics.

PA Governor Vetoes Bill That Would Have Delayed ID of Officers in OIS

November 23, 2016
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has vetoed a bill that would have tried to stop the quick release of the names of any police officers involved in a shooting or other use-of-force incident that resulted in death or serious injury.

LA Police Commission Approves Reforms Aimed at Reducing Number of Shootings

October 12, 2016
One of the reforms requires officers to exhaust all non-lethal means before shooting, and practice de-escalation during incidents.

Video: Chicago Officer Says She Feared Using Gun While Being Beaten

October 7, 2016
A Chicago police officer who is hospitalized after she was severely beaten said she was afraid to use her gun because of the scrutiny she would have faced, Supt. Eddie Johnson said.

Chicago Officer Says She Feared Using Gun While Being Beaten

October 7, 2016
A Chicago police officer who is hospitalized after she was severely beaten said she was afraid to use her gun because of the scrutiny she would have faced, Supt. Eddie Johnson said. More Here.

All CA Agencies Must Begin Tracking Use-of-Force Injuries

September 23, 2016
All 800 police departments in California must begin using a new online tool launched Thursday to report and help track every time officers use force that causes serious injuries.

Suburban Atlanta Agency Invites Area Clergy to Experience Use-of-Force Training

September 20, 2016
The Monday afternoon "training" at the Duluth Police Department — which gave clergy members from across metro Atlanta a crack at the same state-of-the-art, "shoot or don't shoot" simulator many real-life officers train with — was part of a new initiative called "One Congregation One Precinct."

Alabama Chief Found Guilty of Federal Assault, Excessive Force

July 15, 2016
A northeastern Alabama police chief has been found guilty on charges of using excessive force and assaulting a man who was being arrested.
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