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Colorado SWAT Team Avoided "Unnecessary Confrontation" by Walking Away from Standoff

After several hours, the suspect released his 6-year-old daughter. Police negotiators continued trying to coax him to give himself up. But when that didn’t happen, after about four hours, an internal Aurora police report says “Decision made to vacate.”

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MA Officers Successfully De-Escalate Suspected "Suicide-by-Cop" Incident

Responding officers discovered the man had three knives and was making aggressive movements toward them, police say. Multiple officers and a K-9 were called to the scene

Oklahoma Officers Use ECD on Man Advancing with "Samurai" Sword

Officers with the Moore (OK) Police Department used an electronic control device (ECD) to end a potentially deadly confrontation with a man armed with a sword.

MA Senate to Vote on Bill Requiring Officers to Re-Certify Every 3 Years

The bill would limit the use of deadly force to instances where de-escalation tactics have failed or are not feasible and "such force is necessary to prevent imminent harm to a person and the amount of force used is proportional to the threat of imminent harm."

Michigan Lawmaker Proposes Bill to Increase Police Officer Training

A state senator in Michigan has introduced a bill to "strengthen community-police relations and reduce excessive use of force by police officers."

Webinar on Redefining De-escalation in the Age of Liability

Police Magazine is hosting a free upcoming webinar Apr. 23 to share training procedures aimed at protecting your department from liability risks.

Video: GA Officers Plead with Knife-Wielding Man for Minutes Before Fatal Shooting

The video shows the man charged one of the officers and attacked him before the fatal shooting. One officer was injured in the attack.

Controversial Legislation: The California Compromise

Golden State politicians wanted to make "necessary" the standard for police to use deadly force, but they settled for "reasonable."

De-Escalation Tactics May Have Led to More Attacks on LAPD, Paper Says

The 2018 use-of-force report shows a second year of rising attacks on officers. That year, officers were attacked 784 times, a 6-percent increase over 2017 when there were 741 attacks on officers. In 2016, there were about 590 such attacks.

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Banning Warrior-Style Training

Progressive politicians want to turn you into social workers; someday when they need a warrior they will regret that decision.