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New Guidebook Designed to Help Officer Stay Well and Safe During Civil Unrest

The National Police Foundation (NPF), in partnership with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), has released "Staying Healthy in the Fray: The Impact of Crowd Management on Officers in the Context of Civil Unrest," a guidebook to officer safety and wellness during civil unrest.

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61 Arrested in Chicago After Crowds Fight with Officers

Suspects were arrested for offenses including battery, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest, a police spokesperson told the station.

Portland Crowd Control Unit Resigns Over Indictment of Officer

“Our RRT members do not volunteer to have Molotov cocktails, fireworks, explosives, rocks, bottles, urine, feces and other dangerous objects thrown at them,” wrote Daryl Turner, then president of the union. He noted that the team members volunteer for the work without any specialty pay.

Chicago Officers Return to 12-Hour Shifts and No Days Off

Officers will return to the mandatory overtime and extended shifts for a weekend that includes Juneteenth observances, the annual Puerto Rican People's Day Parade and Father's Day.

Columbus Police Say New Policies Prevented Them from Intervening in Riotous Block Party

“I felt helpless,” said an Ohio State University student who lives on Chittenden Avenue. “It didn’t feel good to call authority and (for) them tell you there’s nothing they could do about it, as people were flipping cars. It’s ridiculous.”

20 Albuquerque Officers Resign from Crowd Control Unit

Seventeen officers, one lieutenant, and two sergeants resigned from the team. According to Shaun Willoughby, president of the Albuquerque Police Officers’ Association, the officers feel over-scrutinized, so they decided to take a stand with each other.

U.S. Capitol Police Chief Under Fire Over Rally Planning, Riot Response

Former U.S. Capitol Police Chief Terrance Gainer said he wants to give police "the benefit of the doubt" and hopes they were attempting to de-escalate Wednesday's events when they appeared to let rioters inside the legislative building.

Crowd Control: Policing in Politically Unstable Times

Command staff must make sure that officers are well equipped, well trained, and well supported for riot response.

Judge Temporarily Bans Use of Less-Lethal Tools by Detroit Police on "Peaceful Protesters"

Police Chief James Craig responded to the order by U.S. District Judge Laurie J. Michelson by saying his officers only have used force when protesters weren't peaceful and that the ruling won't change how the department handles demonstrations.

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