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Why Law Enforcement Personnel Shoot to Kill

There are about 1,000 fatal shootings by police officers each year in the United States, according to a Bowling Green State University report from April. Is lethal force always necessary? How do situations escalate so quickly? Why do officers shoot to kill? And how else can police defuse a potentially dangerous situation? Officers are instructed

Integrating De-Escalation Techniques into Policing

When many police officers hear the term “de-escalation techniques” they often initially react with skepticism or even aversion. In recent years, policing has been inundated with public criticism, political posturing, and “expert” dissection of police tactics. While some of the commentary has been less than useful, there have been certain aspects of the systemic critiquing

Law Enforcement Reassessing Risk for Taser “Less-Lethal” Weapon Systems

Officer Richard Haas says he never meant for Everette Howard to die. He just wanted to stop him. A top high-school grad staying on the University of Cincinnati campus for a college prep program, Howard, 18, had broken no laws that hot August night in 2011. It was about 3 a.m., and he was agitated