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Using Batons

Video: Pittsburgh Police Reviewing Force Used On Fan

In a clip posted to YouTube of the arrest, Detective Francis Rende and Officer Jeffrey LaBella are seen striking Ashley several times before taking him to the ground and handcuffing him. The officers had attempted to TASER Ashley, who than assumed a fighting stance.

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TASER and Batons Used on Pirates Fan

Pittsburgh Police officers attempted to subdue a rowdy man at a Pirates game with a TASER, and then used baton strikes to bring him into custody. Read, "Pittsburgh Police Reviewing Force Used On Fan," for the full story.

ASP Introduces Agent Concealable Baton

The Agent baton is an impact weapon for administrators, investigators, undercover operatives, or officers who require an "off duty" carry baton.

Integrated Baton Training

POLICE Magazine has teamed up with Lt. Kevin Dillon, a retired officer and trainer who developed the L.O.C.K.U.P. system, for a video series focusing on police combat strategies and tactics. In this segment, Lt. Dillon shows ways to integrate baton work into other combative training.

Bruise Not Break

Like all Brite-Strike products, the Flexaton BIL contains a strobing flashlight that can be used to distract and disorient a suspect. This is a safety feature that can provide an officer with enough time to get the upper hand in a confrontation.

Lessons Learned from the Rodney King Arrest

Former LAPD Capt. Greg Meyer writes about three factors, including the loss of the carotid control hold, overly aggressive baton training, and the ineffective 7-watt TASERs in use at the time.

St. Louis Officer Investigated for Off-Duty 'Beating'

Citizen video captured St. Louis Police officer Dustin Ries striking a man with a retractable baton, using pepper spray and handcuffing the man at about 2:30 a.m. on New Year's Day at a Shell gas station, after the subject told the officer to, "Shut Up."

Safariland to Sell Three Monadnock Baton Products in One Kit

Safariland, a BAE Systems line of business, announced today the introduction of the Monadnock Classic Friction Lock Patrol Kit, incorporating three of its most popular baton products: the Classic Friction Lock baton, the Hindi Baton Cap and the Front Draw Holder.

West Virginia Recruit Says Instructors Beat Him Unconscious

Princeton (W. Va.) Police Officer and state academy recruit Christopher Winkler is accusing two instructors of beating him with batons during an incident that caused a blood clot on his brain and nearly killed him.

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Maryland Officer Suspended After Video Shows Him Striking Student

A Prince George's County (Md.) tactical officer seen in video footage striking a University of Maryland student has been suspended, while investigators say they're working to identify two additional officers.

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