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#199: Police attorney offers “best practices” tips + “Unleashing Respect” launched

I. Police attorney offers “best practices” tips to civil rights overseers

II. New project seeks to “unleash respect” in police subculture

 

 

#198: Vascular neck restraint: Reprieve for a bum-rapped technique

I. Vascular neck restraint: Reprieve for a bum-rapped technique

 

 

#197: AELE analysis: When force against the mentally disturbed is justified & more

I. AELE analysis: When force against the mentally disturbed is justified

II. Correction & elaboration on prone positioning study report

III. Full excited delirium report now available free online

IV. How are you keeping the edge as you age? Trainer needs your help

V. University lecture series to honor FSI’s Lewinski

 

 

#196: Is prone positioning really riskier for suspects? No, says new study & more

I. A first for the Certification Course…and other training notes.

II. Is prone positioning really riskier for suspects? No, says new study

III. New expert report on excited delirium stresses 4-point protocol

 

 

#195: New study confirms health/safety dangers of LEOs’ poor sleep & more

I. New study confirms health/safety dangers of LEOs’ poor sleep

II. AELE: Beware the legal risks of spreading gory scene photos

III. %$!# the pain: Latest research on the benefit of foul language

IV. Should civilian shooters get the same treatment as OIS survivors?

 

 

#194: New video combats public myths about police shootings & more

I. New video combats public myths about police shootings: View it online or on DVD

II. Force Science to orient oversight commission on force facts

 

 

#193: Readers react to court’s limitation on lawyer aid after an OIS

 

 

#192: How much help is too much from a police attorney after an OIS?

I.  How much help is too much from a police attorney after an OIS?

II. Readers write: Emotions, memories stirred by OIS protocol panel

 

 

#191: New checklist being tested to help cops respond to people with mental illness & more

I. New checklist being tested to help cops respond to people with mental illness

II. What mentally ill subjects want cops to know

III. Valuable document helps explain TASER use & operation

IV. Force Science leader joins hostage-taking study in Italy

 

 

#190: What’s next after a shooting? Force Science-based trio share their recommendations

I. What’s next after a shooting? Force Science-based trio share their recommendations

II. Valuable legal resources available free via AELE website.

III. Memorable moments with a critical-incident message

 

 

#189: 5 tips for officers in use-of-force interviews, Part 2 & more

I. 5 tips for officers in use-of-force interviews, Part 2

II. 1 step closer to understanding post-traumatic stress disorder

III. Quotable quotes on training

IV. Bath salt chemicals now banned

 

 

#188: Overcoming the “Achilles heel” of use-of-force investigations, Part 1

I. Overcoming the “Achilles heel” of use-of-force investigations, Part 1

II. “Weapons confusion”: A case to watch

 

 

#187: Case studies: How Force Science Analysts helped accused officers

I. Case studies: How Force Science Analysts helped accused officers

II. Free officer-safety training workshop coming up

 

 

#186: Readers speak up about ER docs and suspected police abuse

I. Readers speak up about ER docs and suspected police abuse

 

 

#185: Cops not guilty in mistaken killing of child + Scan patterns, OIS's & the Lizard Brain

I. Cops not guilty of unreasonable force in mistaken killing of child hostage: Appeals Court

II. Scan patterns, OIS investigations & the Lizard Brain…

 

 

#184: Should ER docs be required to report suspected cases of police brutality?

 

 

#183: Recent developments in post-OIS procedures: Tales of 3 cities

 

 

#182: Experience speaks: Your thoughts on stemming the grim KIA tide

I. Experience speaks: Yours thoughts on stemming the grim KIA tide

II. FSN welcomes Ocean Springs, MS Police Dept.

 

 

#181: As police deaths mount, what can you do now to stay safe?

 

 

#180: “Current training may leave officers more vulnerable” & more

I. “Current training may leave officers more vulnerable”: Early highlights from forthcoming FSI assessment project

II. New nat’l reports underscore Taser safety for cops, suspects alike

III. Survivors speak: A different view on police suicide

IV. Long working hours again tied to heart disease in latest study

V. Verbal Judo founder Dr. George Thompson dies at 69

VI. Additional clarification on reaction-time study

 

 

#179: Citizens Academy with a twist puts civilians in the OIS hot seat & more

I. Citizens Academy with a twist puts civilians in the OIS hot sea

II. New article explores ways out of the police-fatigue

III. Inbox: More findings from Texas reaction-time study

 

 

#178: Important new study addresses what’s “reasonable” in armed-suspect encounters

I. Important new reaction-time study addresses what’s “reasonable” in armed-suspect encounters

II. Using sobering scientific truths in training

III. Inbox: Readers write about Force Science exhaustion study

 

 

#177: Opening our inbox on provocative questions about cop fatigue

 

 

#176: Final findings from Force Science exhaustion study

 

 

#175: Bath salts abuse, Controversy over forensic evidence and more.

I. As police deaths mount, what can you do now to stay safe?

 

 

#174: Are these controversial proposals good for fighting police fatigue?

I. Are these controversial proposals good for fighting police fatigue?

II. OIS survivors gain unexpected “therapeutic” rewards from skilled investigative interviews, researchers report

 

 

#173: Multiple topics issue

I. Force Science warning: Gun-mounted flashlight device susceptible to fatal errors under high stress

II. Seminar showcasing an inside look at OISs coming up

III. Force Science’s Prone Study featured in NRA’s Law Enforcement Newsletter: Read it here

 

 

#172: Anti-fatigue measures could cut cop deaths 15%, researcher claims

 

 

#171: First results from ongoing survey of officers who survive wounds

I. First results from ongoing survey of officers who survive wound

II. San Francisco trainers bring Force Science to “skeptical” media

III. Mailbag: Our readers write…

 

 

#170: The LAPD consent-decree mess; DOJ ramps up a campaign against police, author warns

I. The LAPD consent-decree mess; more of the same ahead for other agencies as DOJ ramps up a campaign against police, author warns

 

 

#169: New position paper links cognitive interviewing to “fair, objective” OIS investigations & more

I. New position paper links cognitive interviewing to “fair, objective” OIS investigations

II. Act now to offer your expertise to an important deadly force study

III. Mailbag: Our readers write....

 

 

#168: New survey exposes “disturbing” shortcomings in firearms training

I. New survey exposes “disturbing” shortcomings in firearms training

II. New document helps prevent conflicts in multi-agency OIS probes

 

 

#167: LEO volunteers sought to test new stress-reduction program & more

I. LEO volunteers sought to test new stress-reduction program

II. A question about the danger of desensitizing

III. Readers respond to FS studies of ejected casings and prone suspects IV. “10 best law enforcement books of all time”

 

 

#166: “Scapegoat” cop wins back job with Force Science help

I. "Scapegoat" cop wins back job with Force Science help

 

 

#165: New report underscores credibility of Force Science’s shell-ejection studies

I. New report underscores credibility of Force Science’s shell-ejection studies

II. European police trainers seek information on Force Science findings

III. New “Excellence in Training” e-book aids ILEETA scholarship fund

 

 

#164: New Force Science study results: Prone suspects with hidden hands more dangerous than imagined

 

 

#163: New study: Anger sets the stage for seeing threats where none exist

I. New study: Anger sets the stage for seeing threats where none exist

 

 

#162: Comments, questions on Force Science study of officer exhaustion

I. Comments, questions on Force Science study of officer exhaustion

 

 

#161: Wounded but alive? You can help with new effort to save cops’ lives

 

 

#160: “Mind traps” that can trick you and those who judge your actions

 

 

#159: Unique new Force Science study tests officers’ endurance in fights

 

 

#158: Could more wounded cops be saved with police-specific combat care?

I. Could more wounded cops be saved with police-specific combat care

II. Letters from FS News readers

 

 

#157: New study targets health problems, early deaths of LEOs...and more.

I. New study targets health problems, early deaths of LEOs with unique peer-group approach

II. ILEETA journal assesses Force Science cert course

 

 

#156: Rest and memory: New findings support delaying interviews after an OIS

I. Rest and memory: New findings support delaying interviews after an OIS

II. K-9 scenarios make their training-simulator debut

III. Where to go for more information on other important topics

 

 

#155: The Fatigue Threshold…an officer’s worst nightmare

I. The Fatigue Threshold…an officer’s worst nightmare

II. Update on “rapid mass murder” and single-office response

 

 

#154: Force Science explains “slips-and-capture errors” and other phenomena that drove the fateful BART shooting

I. Force Science explains “slips-and-capture errors” and other psychological phenomena that drove the fateful BART shooting

 

 

#153: Force Science pinpoints human dynamics of police-on-police shootings

 

 

#152: The ultimate tragedy: What’s the truth about police-on-police shootings? Part 1

 

 

#151: Does race influence cop-on-cop shootings?

I. Coming up: Does Race Really Influence Cop-on-Cop Shootings? The Force Science Perspective

II. Old drugs get new uses in fighting critical-incident trauma, researchers say

III. Sleep deprivation and gentle reminders have opposite effects on fitness

 

 

#150: What do you wish you’d known when you started in law enforcement?

 

 

#149: New study: Cops use wrong tactics in questioning witnesses

I. New study: Cops use wrong tactics in questioning witnesses

II. Newest cert class grads expand Force Science world network

III. Exceptional firearms trainer pulls the pin after 30 years of keeping cops safe

 

 

#148: New studies on multitasking: What’s your risk from brain overload?

I. New studies on multitasking: What’s your risk from brain overload?

 

 

#147: Readers respond to officer-involved video viewing issues

I. Hats off to Chuck Remsberg

II. FS News reader response to officer-involved video issues

III. Force Science featured in ground-breaking Leadership Academy

 

 

#146: 10 tips—and more—for effective cognitive interviewing of OIS survivors and other cooperative witnesses

 

 

#145: Do head cameras always see what you see in a force encounter?

I. Do head cameras always see what you see in a force encounter?

 

 

#144: “Excessive” shots and falling assailants: A fresh look at OIS subtleties

I. “Excessive” shots and falling assailants: A fresh look at OIS subtleties

 

 

#143: New Study: Cocaine Abuse and Sudden Death...and more.

I. New Study: Cocaine Abuse and Sudden Death

II. Training officer’s initiative brings commendation, cascading benefits

III. Force Science to highlight POLICE-TREXPO-West

IV. 9 “lessons learned” from recent federal decision in Taser case

V. Force Science News to be translated for French-speaking officers

 

 

#142: Backwards storytelling surfaces deception cues, new study reveals

 

 

#141: 10 psychological keys to keeping your exercise commitment…

 

 

#140: Can you aid this research on police-on-police shootings?

 

 

#139: Midnight shift and health risks: New study tells sobering truths

 

 

#138: Two new case histories: Force Science and the aftermath of violent encounters

 

 

#137: Six updates of interest to Force Science readers

I. FSRC’s ground-breaking police driving program barrels toward the finish line

II. New patent will help expand research on unintended discharges

III. Can you sharpen your observation skills by studying great art?

IV. Civilian-oversight crowd gets a dose of Force Science

V. “Excited delirium” vs. “excited delirium syndrome”: A difference?

VI. “Star Tactic” video link

 

 

#136: Emergency doctors confirm excited delirium DOES exist

I. Emergency doctors confirm excited delirium does exist

II. Congratulations to 86 new Force Science Analysts

 

 

#135: “Point shooting” clarification…Plus: What new gaze pattern findings mean for your training & more

I. “Point shooting” clarification…Plus: What new gaze pattern findings mean for your training

II. Where to find the latest legal reports online for police psychologists, attorneys

 

 

#134: Major new study: How your eyes can cast your fate in a gunfight, Part 1

 

 

#133: Oregon Sergeant & District Attorney use creative approaches to help spread Force Science awareness

 

 

#132: FS News readers react to Braidwood Taser Report

I. FS News readers react to Braidwood Taser Report

 

 

#131: FS finds common theme in peak performance & New project seeks "reliable" tool for measuring OISs

I. Force Science finds common theme in peak performances across variety of force encounter

II. New project seeks “first reliable tool” for measuring performance in OIS

III. Force Science training news

 

 

#130: Deep flaws in Canada’s “Braidwood Inquiry” give Tasers a bum rap, says FSRC

I. Deep flaws in Canada’s “Braidwood Inquiry” give Tasers a bum rap, says FSRC

 

 

#129: “I took an oath…”: Dan Lovelace’s battle back to law enforcement

I. “I took an oath…”: Dan Lovelace’s battle back to law enforcement

 

 

#128: Recent training in Canada puts 71 new Force Science analysts in the field

I. Recent training in Canada puts 71 new Force Science analysts in the field

II. In pain? Swear your way out, new study advises

 

 

#127: Research roundup: Latest on Tasers, arrest-related deaths, excited delirium

I. Research roundup: Latest on Tasers, arrest-related deaths, excited delirium

 

 

#126: New study yields best profile yet of suicide-by-cop offenders and their threat

I. New study yields best profile yet of suicide-by-cop offenders and their threat

 

 

#125: Voices behind the stats: What others say about downed-officer rescues

I. Voices behind the stats: What others say about downed-officer rescues

 

 

#124: Lessons learned: Practical tips for overcoming the challenges of an OIS

I. Lessons learned: Practical tips for overcoming the challenges of an OIS

 

 

#123: What you and your department can learn from shooting survivors

I. What you and your department can learn from shooting survivors

II. Lewinski honored in London by officer-assistance organization

 

 

#122: New study links multi-tasking capacity to good or bad shooting decisions

I. New study links multi-tasking capacity to good or bad shooting decisions

II. Update on active-killer stats shows predictable consistency

III. “If I had panicked, he would have killed me!”

IV. Editor’s clarification

 

 

#121: One more piece of life-saving equipment you should carry + More on naked subjects

I. What is 1 more piece of life-saving equipment you should be carrying

II. The naked truth about naked subjects: 1 more reminder

III. FSRC associates impacting policing internationally

 

 

#120: New study yields unique grid for computing suspect speed in officer attacks

I. New study yields unique grid for computing suspect speed in officer attacks

 

 

#119: More on downed officer rescue & important new court rulings

I. New study yields unique grid for computing suspect speed in officer attacks

 

 

#118: Officer-rescue survey results raise key training issue

I. Officer-rescue survey results raise key training issue

II. Force Science News Mailbag

 

 

#117: New study: When civilians would shoot…and when they think you should

I. New study: When civilians would shoot…and when they think you should

II. Cutting back on training? Rethink that idea.

III. Thanks for a great Criminal Justice Summit

 

 

#116: Force Science to bring unique new research-based police driving training to a computer screen near you

 

 

#115: "Excessive force" study gravely flawed, says FSRC

I. “Excessive force” study gravely flawed, says Force Science Research Center

II. The “real deal” on the force front

III. A fascinating look behind the statistics of fatal shootings

IV. Officer Down Poll: Thanks for participating

 

 

#114: Should Officers See Video of Their Encounters? Force Science States its Case

I. Should officers see video of their encounters? Force Science states its case

II. Downed Officer Poll: What Would You Do?

III. Alert! Valuable workshop on lethal and less-lethal force coming up

IV. Want TASERs banned? Your chance to vote

 

 

#113: New Study Explores Threats Posed by Prone Suspects

 

 

#112: A Compilation of Important Memory Issues

I. New report offers truths about memory for the legal system

II. Sleep loss tied to greater risk of producing false memories

III. Even short-term stress can damage memory

 

 

#111: Do’s and Don’ts of questioning young suspects in major crimes

I. Do’s and Don’ts of questioning young suspects in major crimes

 

 

#110: Stress & Memory: Important New Findings from FSRC Research

I. Stress & Memory: Important New Findings from FSRC Research

 

 

#109: An Officer’s Down in a Kill Zone that’s Still Hot. What Should You Do?

I. An Officer’s Down in a Kill Zone that’s Still Hot. What Should You Do?

 

 

#108: Can This “Uniform Response Framework” Defeat Suicide Bombers?

 

 

#107: Hot New Training Text From Force Science Advisor, With Excerpt

 

 

#106: New Taser Decision Has Extra Meat for Law Enforcement

 

 

#105: New Research Offers Hope for Cops Fighting Terrorists

 

 

#104: Are Your "Gaze Control and Scan Pattern" Linked to Your Performance?

I. Are your “gaze control and scan pattern” linked to your performance?

II. FBI’s senior scientist joins FSRC as research coordinator

 

 

#103: Fear, Stress, and the Survival Personality

I. Fear, stress, and the survival personality

II. The science of force confrontations now available in 1 neat package

 

 

#102: New Study Ranks Risks of Injury from 5 Major Force Options

I. New Study Ranks Risks of Injury from 5 Major Force Options

 

 

#101: Practical pointers for preventing "suicide by inches"

I. Practical pointers for preventing “suicide by inches”

 

 

#100: "The Pain Behind the Badge": Powerful New Documentary Explores Officers' Trips To The Edge--And Back

 

 

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