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Former WV Trooper Acquitted of Federal Charges in Use of Force Case

A federal judge has acquitted a former West Virginia State Police trooper in a case alleging excessive force.

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Tactics and Training: Thoughts on Use of Force

Is the law on use of force really changing? What is science saying about bias? What can you do to be safer on the job?

FL Officer Who Pushed Subject Off Roof Docked One Vacation Day

An officer with the Kissimmee (FL) Police Department who pushed a subject off a roof nine feet above a backyard lawn has received his punishment: one less vacation day.

Q&A: Axon's Rick Smith on the End of Deadly Force

Axon CEO Rick Smith is known for thinking and speaking about the next generation of technology. Now he is predicting that less-lethal weapons can almost eliminate fatal officer-involved shootings by 2030.

Chicago Police Unveil Use-of-Force Dashboard

The Chicago Police Department on Monday introduced its Use of Force Dashboard, a publicly accessible collection of every police incident that involved an officer's use of force dating back to several years.

Politics, Press, Police Use-of-Force, De-Policing, and Deadly Hesitation

California Governor Gavin Newsom, Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren, and NYPD Police Commissioner James O'Neill (left to right) have all made headlines in the past couple of weeks that may lead to worsening the continuing trends of deadly hesitation and de-policing in America. Images courtesy of Facebook.

Dave Smith: But Will They Change?

A new study's findings refute social activists' assumptions about police shootings and race.

(Video) How To Deal with the Media After a Use-of-Force Incident

Kevin Davis discusses how law enforcement agencies can do a better job of dealing with the news media following a use-of-force incident. The days of "no comment" are long since gone.

(Video) Improving Use-of-Force Investigations for Police Officers

Veteran law enforcement officer and author Kevin Davis discusses how to improve use-of-force investigations, and shares some of the mistakes agencies tend to make.

Tactics and Training: Legal Grounds for Using Force

Some agencies have policies and training that are not current with the law.