BODYCAM: Wild Shootout in Chicago

BODYCAM: Wild Shootout in Chicago

From Fox32Chicago.com: The Independent Police Review Authority, in an effort to be more transparent, released video of another police-involved shooting on Friday. This police-involved shooting happened Thanksgiving weekend after a man was accused of shooting his pregnant girlfriend ...
VIDEO: 3 Mass. Officers Fired for Use of Force

VIDEO: 3 Mass. Officers Fired for Use of Force

Three Agawam, Mass., police officers were fired last year by the city’s mayor after an excessive force complaint was filed. The incident involved an intoxicated and combative prisoner who resisted booking procedures and actively assaulted the officers. City officials reviewed ...
The 5 Fundamentals of True De-Escalation

The 5 Fundamentals of True De-Escalation

“De-escalation” has become a buzzword in the law enforcement industry. A confluence of forces have thrust our ability to talk to people into the forefront of modern policing. As tempting as it is to critique these forces, I think we have to accept that the community, the courts, and ...
Training vs. Learning

Training vs. Learning

On October 29, in Haddon Township, N.J. a police officer made a traffic stop on Edmond Brown Jr., 38, of Camden. The reason was displaying a handicap placard while driving. "Do me a favor. Shut the car off," the officer said while standing outside the driver’s window. But instead ...
Training: The Good, The Bad, & the Ugly

Training: The Good, The Bad, & the Ugly

[Publisher's Note: Congrats to our good friend Sgt. Charles E. Humes Jr. (ret.), who was recently awarded the Distinguished Law Enforcement Training Award by the Ohio Attorney General's Office! This was originally published in July 2010 by LawOfficer.com and is reprinted here by ...