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III. WINx: New format for LE training debuts this fall
IV. "Rational, reasonable way" to answer the "whys" of OISs
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II. Echoes from the past resonate in recent OISs
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I. Does your agency reflect these use-of-force trends?
II. Appeals Court favors videos to resolve "disputes of fact"
III. Force Science Research Team interested in intel on unintentional discharges
IV. Mark your calendar…
I. Use-of-force "reform" will bring catastrophe: Police attorney
II. Call to action in the "Battle of the Bulge"
I. New study: Sleep loss impairs critical police-type decision-making
II. Civilians eager to learn the street perspective on police use of force
III. More on building community rapport: Our readers write...
IV. A think tank author on "demonization of law enforcement"
I. 1 agency's creative commitment to change cop culture
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II. Stressors besides the police often involved in sudden cardiac death
III. Spreading the word about use-of-force realities
IV. Some in the media get it
I. Eye-opening study suggests deep flaws in academy firearms training
II. New study links violent video game to more headshots
I. Sgt. Craig Allen, Hillsboro (OR) PD, named Law Officer Trainer of the Year
II. Inaugural Certification Course at new Force Science Training Center a success
I. New study: How much do finger placement & ready position matter?
II. New documentary launched by makers of Heroes series
I. Can you really use your sights in a gunfight? Should you if you can?
II. Training revolution needed to prepare cops for gunfights: Lewinski
III. Documentary filmmaker probes force realities at new Force Science Training Center
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I. Lewinski named to expert panel to address president's task force
II. High court to decide how you handle the dangerous mentally ill
III. New civil rights suit invokes ADA in excited delirium case
I. Needed: A national campaign to attack dangerous deadly force myths
II. What appeals court says cops should know about prone positioning
III. More on world's first study of body-worn cameras in action
I. Law enforcement's "2 most dangerous words" in today tense times
II. The secret to self-control--just in time for your 2015 resolutions!
III. Staying "Left of Bang": What to see and do to prevent deadly attacks
IV. SWAT vet's research analysis: Why tactical ops succeed or fail
V. Our readers write: A police attorney's prediction on body cams
I. New study explores link between CEW policies, police shootings
II. Controversy sparks anew over alleged risks of prone positioning
III. Readers write: Excited delirium, body cams, new training center
I. Amid shooting furors, politicians get a special "training day"
II. Survey officer attitudes before issuing body cams, researchers urge
III. A camera doesn't lie, right? Oh yeah!
I. What locations are riskiest for you? New study IDs worst sites
II. Force Science grad briefs grand jury on action/reaction realities
III. Police attorneys briefed on how to use science in officer defense
IV. NEW! StreetCon Training Conference launching January 2015
V. IACP Summary: Attention and Memory in Deadly Force Encounters
I. Simple form helps officers expedite mental illness calls
II. Suspects on a curb: Are you as safe as you may think?
III. Study on stress-related memory damage now in print
IV. Expert feedback on body camera report
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I. Tests on controlling resistant suspects show need for fitness scrutiny
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IV. Readers write about "extra" shots...
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II. New study confirms fire risk from CEWs in flammable settings
III. Semantics issue: "Decontamination" or "clean up" after OC use?
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II. Do resistance & use of force affect accuracy of sobriety testing?
I. 7 pointers to help you ace a civil lawsuit deposition
II. Our readers write: Views differ on high-risk vehicle stops
I. Study confirms: Force-on-force benefits top traditional target training
II. How cops die: 15-year recap important for training
III. Our readers write about post-OIS protocol & delayed interviews
I. Supreme Court oks deadly force to stop dangerous pursuit
II. A trainer's question about high-risk vehicle stops
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I. New studies counter plaintiffs' CEW arguments
II. How to deal with conflict between science & case law
III. Surviving wounds before EMS arrives: the bible of self-care and buddy-care
I. Force Science Institute details reasons for delaying interviews with OIS survivors
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II. New study: "No fatal risk" in proning out violent resisters
III. New findings on obese subjects & prone positioning
IV. Latest news on OIS that occurred inside an accelerating van
V. FS faculty member trains feds to interview "Persons of Concern"
I. 6 ways cops can aid their lawyers to win use-of-force litigation. Your tips wanted, too.
II. Deadly force & fatigue: YOU CAN HELP with new study
III. From our in-box: On police “militarization"
I. Update on OIS that occurred inside an accelerating van
I. Unique new study confirms memory discrepancies after OISs
II. Cop's estimates become sticking point in bizarre shooting
III. Our readers write on active shooter mindset & ER assessments
I. Innovative OIS protocol blends interview & walk-through
II. Is "TEDS PIE" on your menu for cognitive interviewing?
III. A quotable quote
I. Researchers want ER docs to focus more on "excessive" force claims
II. Force Science grad probes the dark mind of the active killer
I. New study: Mental imagery boosts shooting accuracy under threat
II. Letters from FS News readers
I. Does Tasing cause "mental impairment" with legal ramifications?
II. From our in-box: Our readers write...
III. Sprint study now available in full online
I. Surprises, frustrations, lucky breaks: Lessons from NJ mall shooting
I. Knowledge gaps nix firm conclusions about CEW risks, experts say
II. Findings on multiple & prolonged TASER deployments
III. "Motorola memory": valuable defense tool in sudden death cases
I. Large new study details realities of force use, including sudden deaths
II. From our in-box: Our readers write
III. Campaign underway to create First Responders holiday
I. Once again, scientific probe challenges alleged danger of prone positioning and hog-tying
II. New study: Force & struggle don't affect sobriety test results
III. Study yields jury-friendly measure of stress caused by CEW deployment
I. Does just threatening to use a Taser constitute force?
II. New survey seeks your thoughts on crisis intervention
III. Hand-on-your-shoulder guide thru the post-OIS legal swamp
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III. From our in-box: Collaboration strengthens bonds between services
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II. Research findings mark the dismal toll of police stress
III. Coming to courtroom near you: more brain scans of violent suspects
I. Survey documents significant police “restraint” in use of deadly force
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