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Community members have accused Kern County (Calif.) Sheriff's deputies of repeatedly striking a suspect with batons as he lay on the pavement. Read the full story here.
Stockton (Calif.) Police officers used their batons on a parolee during a forceful arrest that was captured by News10. Read the full story here.
Four NYPD officers are seen using batons to arrest a drug suspect in the Bronx. The department is investigating the officers.
Pittsburgh Police officers attempted to subdue a rowdy man at a Pirates game with a TASER, and then used baton strikes to bring him into custody. Read, "Pittsburgh Police Reviewing Force Used On Fan," for the full story.
POLICE Magazine has teamed up with Lt. Kevin Dillon, a retired officer and trainer who developed the L.O.C.K.U.P. system, for a video series focusing on police combat strategies and tactics. In this segment, Lt. Dillon shows ways to integrate baton work into other combative training.
Like all Brite-Strike products, the Flexaton BIL contains a strobing flashlight that can be used to distract and disorient a suspect. This is a safety feature that can provide an officer with enough time to get the upper hand in a confrontation.
Citizen video captured St. Louis Police officer Dustin Ries striking a man with a retractable baton, using pepper spray and handcuffing the man at about 2:30 a.m. on New Year's Day at a Shell gas station, after the subject told the officer to, "Shut Up."
As an officer and trainer with the Portland Police Bureau, Loren Christensen taught defensive tactics for 25 years, after which he wrote "Defensive Tactics: Modern Arrest & Control Techniques for Today's Police Warrior." Christensen discusses concepts from the book, which covers topics such as retaining balance during a fight, how to avoid groundfighting, a subject's most vulnerable area during a baton strike, and the biggest failing in police DT training.