Is Auditory Exclusion Real?

Is Auditory Exclusion Real?

Tulsa Police officer Betty Shelby was charged with first-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of Terrence Crutcher on Sept. 16, 2016. On May 17, 2017, a jury found her not guilty. Part of the defense argument was a familiar phenomenon to many in law enforcement: auditory ...
BLAUER: Lessons from a Vicious Ambush

BLAUER: Lessons from a Vicious Ambush

Every one of you should be drilling this video. Studying it.  What did you learn? It happens so fast. What would you do? Times up. Here's what I think. Let's ignore the background of the suspect, ignore how many times the officer repeated himself, let's just focus on ...
BODYCAM: New Mexico Officer Cleared in OIS

BODYCAM: New Mexico Officer Cleared in OIS

From KOAT.com: A Las Cruces police officer has been cleared in the shooting that killed a 52-year-old man. “After an extensive review of this case we have concluded that the shooting by Officer Kenneth Davis was justified under New Mexico law,” said District Attorney Mark D’Antonio ...
Mindfulness & First Response

Mindfulness & First Response

[Publisher’s Note: I recently spoke with Dr. Elisha Goldstein, a psychologist and co-founder of the Center for Mindful Living, about what mindfulness practice is and how it can help first responders. The Center for Mindful Living is interested in helping first responders and is ...