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A Revolution in Use-of-Force Policy and Training?

A battle is brewing among law enforcement leadership organizations about whether and how to change police use-of-force policy and training to be kinder and gentler.

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Under the Microscope After an OIS

If, God forbid, you have to shoot someone on the job, here are some possible consequences you may find yourself enduring for the next several years, even though you may have been completely justified in your use of deadly force.

Reasonable Force

In the age of ubiquitous video and mushrooming oversight, how can you ensure that your use of force does not bring unwanted discredit upon you, your department, and the entire profession? The same as always: Know the law, and comply with it.

Understanding Graham v. Connor

Findings from Graham v. Connor will certainly be considered in the deadly use-of-force decision in Ferguson, Mo. Which is why every American law enforcement officer should have a sound understanding of the Graham case and what it means.

"Unarmed" Suspects and Un-brained Media

Few if any pseudo-journalists or pseudo-pundits on the nightly news have bothered to mention Graham v. Connor, which for a full quarter century has been the law of the land regarding how to evaluate a police use of force.

Seattle PD Lawsuit: Calling Out Goliath

Late last month 126 officers of the Seattle Police Department decided it was time to stand up and challenge Goliath, in this case the federal government. Instead of a sling and a stone, they wielded a lawsuit.

Seattle Officers Sue Over Use-of-Force Reforms

The civil-rights suit, filed in U.S. District Court, contends the changes have effectively created “hesitation and paralysis” among officers, stripping them of their constitutional and legal right to make reasonable, split-second judgments in the line of duty.

Professional Courtesy

There are a lot of really good docs out there who think the medical academics who authored the EMJ report have their heads in their posteriors.