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Bruise Not Break

March 7, 2011

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.

Lessons Learned from the Rodney King Arrest

March 4, 2011
Former LAPD Capt. Greg Meyer writes about three factors, including the loss of the carotid control hold, overly aggressive baton training, and the ineffective 7-watt TASERs in use at the time.

St. Louis Officer Investigated for Off-Duty 'Beating'

January 7, 2011

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."

Police Defensive Tactics

October 29, 2010

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.

Safariland to Sell Three Monadnock Baton Products in One Kit

September 23, 2010
Safariland, a BAE Systems line of business, announced today the introduction of the Monadnock Classic Friction Lock Patrol Kit, incorporating three of its most popular baton products: the Classic Friction Lock baton, the Hindi Baton Cap and the Front Draw Holder.

West Virginia Recruit Says Instructors Beat Him Unconscious

April 28, 2010
Princeton (W. Va.) Police Officer and state academy recruit Christopher Winkler is accusing two instructors of beating him with batons during an incident that caused a blood clot on his brain and nearly killed him.

Maryland Officer Suspended After Video Shows Him Striking Student

April 13, 2010
A Prince George's County (Md.) tactical officer seen in video footage striking a University of Maryland student has been suspended, while investigators say they're working to identify two additional officers.

Brite-Strike Introduces Expandable Baton Lights

January 25, 2010
Brite-Strike Technologies has introduced an expandable baton with an integrated flashlight as a dual-purpose tactical item. The company brought the product to SHOT Show 2010.

Defensive Position

July 13, 2009
Does the training provided in the academy adequately prepare officers for the defensive tactics often needed in the street? Detective Erica Ortiz answers.

Do We Still Need Batons?

March 1, 2009

The Rodney King incident still colors how the public views the use of batons. For that reason and others, some officers are reluctant to use the tool.

Training Aids

January 1, 2006

The proper equipment can make your training safer and more effective.

Improvised Weapons

October 1, 2003

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

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