#1: New Findings On Shell Ejection Patterns Help Clear Officer on Trial for Murder

 

 

#3: Can You Really Prevent Unintentional Discharges?

 

 

#4: "Scan Patterns": Next Breakthrough in Survival Training?

 

 

#5: Latest Findings--and Recommendations--About Traumatic Stress

 

 

#6: DEA Agent Cleared in Shot-In-The-Back Case

 

 

#10: Was Suspect's Shooting a "Police Execution?"

 

 

#12: Have Gun, Will Travel?

 

 

#13: "Blood Lessons" From Officers Involved in Fatal Off-Duty Shootout in Crowded McDonald's

 

 

#30: Breaking News: 2 Cops Cleared by Force Science in Controversial "Shoot-From-Behind" Encounter

 

 

#33: How Force Science Saved 2 "Gun Cops" from Trial for Murder

 

 

#42: More About How to Assure "Fair, Neutral & Fact-Finding" OIS Investigations: Suggestions for Successfully Mining Memory, Part II

 

 

#46: New Law Shifts Burden of Proving Justification in Officer-Involved Shootings

 

 

#48: New Study Launched on "Hit Probability": What's Your Real Risk from Surprise Gunfire...

 

 

#54: Cell Phone Studies Shed Light on How Officers' Memories Work in Shootings

 

 

#56: "It's Scary How Easily an Officer Can End Up Charged with Murder", Part I

 

 

#57: Facing Possible Life Sentence, Investigator Fights to Prove He's Not a Murderer

 

 

#59: FSRC Turns the Light of Science on Another "Unjustified" Shooting

 

 

#63: L.A. Officer Wins 2-Year Battle in Controversial Shooting of 13-Year-Old Driver

 

 

#74: New Study: We're Getting Better Prepared to Win on the Street and in Court

 

 

#75: What Promotes Peak Performance in Lethal-Force Conflicts?

 

 

#76: The Camera Doesn't Lie, Right? Wel-l-l-l-l-l-l........

 

 

#88: Ongoing Survey Seeks Consensus on What's "Reasonable" Use of Force

I. Ongoing survey seeks consensus on what’s “reasonable” use of force

II. Violence in schools report now fully detailed on-line.

III. Happy New Year!

 

 

#92: What the New Study of Shootings of Unarmed Suspects Means to You

 

 

#95: 1st Force Science Certification Class a Success Part 1 of a 2-Part Series

 

 

#96: Force Science Students Put Their Knowledge To Use Part 2 of a 2-Part Series

 

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

#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

 

 

#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

 

 

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

 

 

#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

 

 

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

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

 

 

#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”

 

 

#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…

 

 

#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

 

 

#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

 

 

#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

 

 

#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?

 

 

#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

 

 

#200: Will Indiana’s self-defense measure mean “open season” on cops?

I. Will Indiana’s self-defense measure mean “open season” on cops?

II. FS News Extra: More mail on post-shooting procedures

 

 

#201: Special protocol for ExDS response is valuable liability shield

I. Special protocol for ExDS response is valuable liability shield

 

 

#204: Doubts raised about certain reaction-time training exercises…and more.

 I. Doubts raised about certain reaction-time training exercises…and more.

II. New free site offers case-by-case details of Taser court decisions

 

 

#206: Bath Salts, "best tactics" for high-risk, weapon confusion & more

I. First roundup of “weapon confusion” cases now available free

II. New training aid reinforces “best tactics” for high-risk calls

III. A sergeant’s gritty book brings the street to the page

IV. After grisly attack, Canada acts to ban bath salts

V. Tactical tip for homicide investigators?

 

 

#208: What Force Science still teaches about BART case, despite court ruling

I. What Force Science still teaches about BART case, despite court ruling

II. A toast to one of law enforcement’s great warriors

 

 

#210: Research roundup: New studies on use of force, ExDS, sleep, & more

I. Survey documents significant police “restraint” in use of deadly force

II. 1 in 6 uses of force may involve subjects with excited delirium

III. Snooze you lose? Nope, just the opposite where memory’s concerned

IV. Feeling tired isn’t the only bad result of too few Zzzzzzzzs

 

 

#221: New study: Fast, effective EMS option for excited delirium cases

I. New study: Fast, effective EMS option for excited delirium cases

II. Force Science principles reflected in 2 new books

 

 

#226: Force Science-trained team wins cop's job back after video controversy

I. Force Science-trained team wins cop's job back after video controversy

 

 

#230: New study measures impact of body cams on complaints, force use

I. New study measures impact of body cams on complaints, force use

II. What the "bad guy" saw during FSI's vehicle stop study

 

 

#237: New study: Courts recognizing stress effects in excessive force litigation

 

 

#238: Does just threatening to use a Taser constitute force?

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

 

 

#244: Does Tasing cause "mental impairment" with legal ramifications?

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

 

 

#251: Update on OIS that occurred inside an accelerating van

I. Update on OIS that occurred inside an accelerating van

 

 

#252: Six ways cops can aid their lawyers to win use-of-force litigation. Your tips wanted, too.

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"

 

 

#255: New studies counter plaintiffs' CEW arguments

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

 

 

#256: More tips from the trenches on how to help your lawyer win for you

I. More tips from the trenches on how to help your lawyer win for you

 

 

#257: Supreme Court oks deadly force to stop dangerous pursuit

I. Supreme Court oks deadly force to stop dangerous pursuit

II. A trainer's question about high-risk vehicle stops

 

 

#259: 7 pointers to help you ace a civil lawsuit deposition

I. 7 pointers to help you ace a civil lawsuit deposition

II. Our readers write: Views differ on high-risk vehicle stops

 

 

#264: Success story: Cops 2, Plaintiffs 0 in excessive force lawsuits

I. Success story: Cops 2, Plaintiffs 0 in excessive force lawsuits

 

 

#265: 10 limitations of body cams you need to know for your protection

 

 

#268: What locations are riskiest for you? New study IDs worst sites

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

 

 

#274:Lewinski named to expert panel to address president's task force

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

 

 

#274:Lewinski named to expert panel to address president's task force

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

 

 

#275: Force Science grad finds hidden truth in "incriminating" video

I. Force Science grad finds hidden truth in "incriminating" video

II. What happens when activists get use-of-force training?

III. Mark your calendar for upcoming Force Science events

 

 

#277: How one city kept the peace after a white cop/black suspect OIS

 

 

#285: Use-of-force "reform" will bring catastrophe: Police attorney

I. Use-of-force "reform" will bring catastrophe: Police attorney

II. Call to action in the "Battle of the Bulge"

 

 

#287: How one city kept the peace after a white cop/black suspect OIS

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…

 

 

#295: Sudden cardiac death: Mysteries persist despite new study

I. Sudden cardiac death: Mysteries persist despite new study

II. Top attorneys for DHS's agencies get Force Science briefing

III. Free: New online course that could help save lives & beat lawsuits

IV. A chance to turn your violent attack into a training aid

V. Quotable quote: A reporter's ah-ha moment

 

 

#298:Supreme Court rules on trooper who fatally shot at moving vehicle

 I. Supreme Court rules on trooper who fatally shot at moving vehicle

II. Does voice-based technology really improve driving concentration?

 

 

#319: Kudos to Two Graduates

I. Kudos to two graduates

II. "Bullet-proofing" your statements: 6 keys to interrogation preparedness

 

 

#320: With insights from Force Science graduate, deputy found not guilty of manslaughter charge

 I. With insights from Force Science graduate, deputy found not guilty of manslaughter charge

II. From our in-box: More on CEW darts & infections

 

 

#332: Court rules on LEOs’ legal duty to bring delusional subjects to medical care

 I. Court rules on LEOs’ legal duty to bring delusional subjects to medical care

II. In-Box: A caution about averages, amen to respectful policing

III. Could a homicide you’re investigating be a serial killer’s work?

 

 

#337: Appeals court issues guidelines for UOF in non-criminal emergencies

I. Appeals court issues guidelines for UOF in non-criminal emergencies

II. Mark your calendar: Special UOF conference features all-star cast

III. Acclaimed film on OIS survivors now available on DVD

IV. Quote-worthy: On mind-set

 

 

#342: Anatomy of an officer’s defense in a high-profile shooting

Part 1 of a 2-part report

 

 

#343: Anatomy of an officer’s defense in a high-profile shooting

Part 2 of a 2-part report

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