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An Ark. officer’s actions come under legal scrutiny as the Eighth Circuit Court revives a lawsuit concerning the 2016 shooting of a suicidal teenager
The defendant officer was initially denied qualified immunity after fatally shooting a violent subject
Police were in a hourslong standoff with the man before shots were fired, after his mother called 911 to report he was vandalizing a vehicle
During the course of about four minutes, the man fired 15 rounds from two rifles at officers responding to reports he assaulted a family member
Appellate court concludes that the evidence plainly showed the officers subjectively believed the suspect had a gun
The officer, believing the suspect was armed and that a fellow officer was in danger, shot the suspect from behind
This tactic expands your ability to stop a deadly threat
...as the impartial investigator, here’s what I’m not going to tell you
Four officers engaged with the suspect for roughly six minutes trying to de-escalate the situation
The incident began after an officer observed a man lighting vehicles on fire in a parking lot near a district station
“It is a 2,000-pound weapon. They tried to end it peacefully, but ultimately, their lives were put in danger and they had to react.”
The man entered the detective’s office on the first floor of the building and began assaulting him with an unknown object, cutting the officer on the neck and head
Continuum does not accurately describe police response options to resistance
Neuroscientist explains how brain anatomy and physiology influence decision-making in the stressful situations police officers regularly face
Answering key questions from attendees during this Police1 learning event
The man was in the custody of Durham police and receiving treatment at Duke University Hospital when the incident occurred
Test results can be used to develop motorcycle law enforcement officer tactics for hostile confrontations
The man had barricaded himself in a bedroom where he was holding a knife to his estranged wife
The video shows the suspect beating a woman with a bike lock before a group of officers finds him and one opens fire with a rifle
“His use of deadly force in this incident is a clear violation of department policy,” said Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus
A human factors scientist discusses device design, holster placement and training considerations
De-escalation is often presented as a panacea for use of force reduction, but research on the effectiveness of de-escalation techniques is limited
The notion of the least amount of force sounds nice, which makes it deceptively easy to believe – however, the concept is inherently flawed
The 28-year veteran officer was interviewed by NBC’s Lester Holt
The lawsuit claims the law, which took effect in March, violates officers’ rights to self-defense
Court also rejects lower court use of freeze-frame “screen shots,” ruling that it amounts to “20/20 hindsight and second-guessing” of officer split-second decision to shoot
Former Brooklyn Center Officer Kim Potter, who is charged with second-degree manslaughter, will stand trial Dec. 6
A jury found Officer William Ben Darby guilty after about two hours of deliberations, returning a verdict that left local police “in the first stages of shock”