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Tactics and Training: Legal Grounds for Using Force

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

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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."

California Assembly Approves Use-of-Force Reform Bill

The California state assembly has unanimously passed a piece of proposed legislation that would change the justification for police to use deadly force from the U.S. Supreme Court's "reasonable" to "necessary."

California Legislature Passes Bill on De-Escalation, Use of Force Policies

If the bill becomes law, police agencies would have to adhere to statewide requirements that officers be instructed in ways to de-escalate confrontations. Officers would also be required to receive training in dealing with individuals who are homeless, mentally ill, in distress, or under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

CA Police Academy Grads Taught History of Police-Minority Relations

Much of the course material was presented by Greg Woods, a lecturer in the university’s Justice Studies department, who zig-zagged from the Enlightenment to slavery to the Zoot Suit Riots to the present.

Houston Police Investigation Into Deadly January Drug Raid Completed

The Houston Police Department has completed its investigation into a drug raid in January that left a man and woman dead.

Proposed California UOF Legislation Supported by San Diego City Council

The San Diego City Council voted 6-2 Tuesday in favor of a resolution to support proposed state legislation that would put in place more stringent accountability rules and oversight of police use of force in California.

Banning Warrior-Style Training

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

Commission Says LAPD Officers Violated Policy Shooting Knife-Wielding Man in Mall

A report to the Police Commission by Moore describes a chaotic situation in a mall full of shoppers, with Mack appearing to be in a state of "agitated delirium."

VirTra Introduces Subscription Program for Simulators, Software, and Certified Training Materials

VirTra, Inc., a global provider of training simulators for law enforcement, military, educational and commercial markets, has officially launched its Subscription Training & Equipment Partnership (STEP) program for government agencies. The addition of STEP to VirTra’s business model allows agencies to utilize VirTra’s unique, certified, simulation training on a subscription basis, VirTra says.