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Police Use of Baton Down Since Rodney King Incident 25 Years Ago

When the video of Los Angeles police officers beating Rodney G. King shocked the world 25 years ago, the baton quickly became a symbol of law enforcement abuse.

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A Use-of-Force Continuum for Dealing with Dogs

If the owner or another person known to the dog is not available, you may be able to gain the dog’s acceptance by softening your approach. Dog experts recommend you stop moving toward the dog, assume a bladed stance sideways to the dog, and avoid eye contact, while talking to him in a strong, reassuring tone. This may have a calming effect that will allow you to safely conduct your business and leave.

Video: Calif. Officers Probed for Baton Strikes

Several Long Beach (Calif.) Police officers now face an internal investigation for using batons and a TASER on a man on his back near a city intersection.

Batons, TASER Used on Calif. Subject

Several Long Beach (Calif.) Police officers now face an internal investigation for using batons and a TASER on a man laying on his back near a city intersection. Read the full story here. Editor's note: Police Magazine doesn't endorse the title of this YouTube video.

Video: Combative Suspect Dies After Assaulting Calif. Officers

Sacramento (Calif.) Police officers used their batons on a combative suspect at a cellular phone store after the man scared workers and physically attacked and resisted arrest.

Calif. Cops Use Batons During Confrontation

Sacramento (Calif.) Police officers used their batons on a combative suspect at a cellular store after the man scared workers and physically attacked and resisted arrest. Read the full story here.

Calif. Sheriff Asks FBI To Probe Death

Kern County (Calif.) Sheriff Donny Youngblood has asked the FBI to investigate the death of a man who was repeatedly struck by deputies' batons.

Video: Calif. Sheriff Accused of Excessive Force, Cover-up

The Kern County (Calif.) Sheriff's Department is fending off accusations its deputies fatally beat a suspect with batons as he lay on the pavement.

Deputies Use Batons In Kern County

Community members have accused Kern County (Calif.) Sheriff's deputies of repeatedly striking a suspect with batons as he lay on the pavement. Read the full story here.

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Video: NYPD Cops' Rough Arrest of Homeless Man

Jewish leaders on Monday denounced the New York Police Department's rough arrest of a homeless man at a Brooklyn center for at-risk youth earlier this month.

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