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Video: Articulating Interactions with Mentally Ill Subjects Using Mnemonics

Attorney Missy O'Linn discusses the mnemonics that can help officers explain their actions after an incident involving a mentally ill or unstable subject.

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Mnemonics for Testifying—Constitutional Law Crate, Part 2

Attorney Missy O'Linn explains how she creates mnemonics to help officers remember the eight officer/subject factors when testifying in court.

Recalling Police Use of Force Law—Constitutional Law Crate, Part 1

Attorney Missy O'Linn explains her "Constitutional Law Crate," which she created as 11 flash cards assembled into a cube, or crate, to give officers a way to remember the most imperative information when testifying in court, such as the three levels of force and Graham v. Connor.

If It Pleases the Court

No amount of initial classroom instruction can adequately prepare an officer for court. But I want to share some tips and debunk some myths about this important, though painstaking, facet of a law enforcement career.

Video: Darren Wilson Explains Justified Use of Force in Ferguson Testimony

In grand jury testimony released Monday, Ferguson, Mo., Police Officer Darren Wilson said that he felt he was authorized to use force against Michael Brown Jr. after Brown punched him twice in the face.

Former Phoenix Officer Testifies In Murder Trial

Richard Chrisman testified Tuesday that Daniel Rodriguez tried to grab his service weapon two times and raised a bicycle over his head in an attempt to strike him.

Fort Hood Officer Recounts Shooting

Kimberly Munley, who was laid off from the civilian base police force in 2011, responded to the Soldier Readiness Processing site on Nov. 5, 2009 after Maj. Nidal Hasan allegedly opened fire.

Fed Agent Testifies In His Hawaii Murder Trial

Special Agenct Chris Deedy took the stand Tuesday and told jurors Kollin Elderts was the aggressor in a fatal off-duty shooting that led to murder charges being brought against him.

Caught in the Media Spotlight

How do you know when your case is going to put you on the national stage? When it does, will you be prepared to defend what you did or didn't do in front of a national audience?

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Fla. Detective Describes Cinderblock Attack

A Miami-Dade Police detective on Wednesday testified about a nearly fatal attack three years ago when a cinderblock hurled from a building roof smashed his head.