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4 Officers Fired Over Suspect's Death, Violent Protests Erupt in Minneapolis

At about 6 p.m., the protest turned into a march towards the 3rd Precinct, where it is believed that the as yet officially unidentified officers worked. Some protesters started vandalizing the building, shattering a window and spray painting squad cars.

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Stuck in the Middle: Policing in a Politically Charged Election Season

There are myriad other examples of politically motivated civil unrest throughout American history—from the Whiskey Rebellion in the 18th Century, to the Pottawatomie Massacre in the 19th Century, to the mayhem surrounding the 1968 Democratic National Convention in the 20th Century.

Officers in Chile Doused with Molotov Cocktails, Set Ablaze

Officers in Chile who for two weeks have been trying to calm an increasingly violent series of protests came under attack with Molotov Cocktails that set several officers ablaze Tuesday.

MS Gang Threatens Officers Over Fatal Memphis Shooting

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety released a bulletin to law enforcement on Thursday evening warning of the threat by the Gangster Disciples street gang.

25 Officers Injured in Riot After Fatal OIS by U.S. Marshals

At least 25 officers were injured in Memphis in a riot sparked when United States Marshals shot and killed a man with multiple warrants Wednesday.

Officer Injured in Alton Sterling Protest Can Sue Organizer

An officer with the Baton Rouge Police Department who was injured during a protest over the fatal officer-involved shooting of Alton Sterling in 2016 may pursue a negligence claim in court against the protest organizer, a federal appeals court ruled.

Jury Finds for St. Louis County Police in Case of Excessive Force During Ferguson Protests

A federal jury has sided in favor of St. Louis County police officers who had been sued by a Ferguson protester who claimed they used excessive force.

Riots Break Out in Greece on Anniversary of Fatal OIS of Teen

Rioters took to the streets in Athens and other cities in Greece on the ten-year anniversary of the shooting death of 15-year-old Alexis Grigoropoulos.

French Police Arrest 100 after Halloween Riots

Police in France arrested more than 100 people after gangs of masked youths stormed through Paris suburbs, following a message on social media calling for a 'purge' against police.

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Crowd Control: Beyond the Mobile Field Force

American officers are facing a new era of protest, but agencies are still using tactics and methods and training their officers to the standards of 40 or more years ago. I submit to you that the time has come for change in how American officers respond to protests and riots, and that you could learn a lot from your colleagues across the Atlantic.