Category: Officer Safety

You cannot open social media without finding the newest video of LEOs using force – in many cases deadly force. The clips range from a few seconds to a few minutes. They seem to spread…

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The phrase, “As seen on TV”, became iconic in the 1970s. It was plastered on toys, home products, and tools following televised commercials for the products. It was an added marketing boost when a consumer…

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Those words written in 1934 by Richard B. Smith form the lyrics of one of the most prolific holiday songs, Winter Wonderland. The song has been recorded over 200 times, but the author of those…

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On August 3rd and 4th, I was in Orlando attending another excellent Force Science® class. In December 2015, I attended the five day Force Science® certification course. It was a tremendous training opportunity filled with…

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On May 17, 2017, a jury in Oklahoma acquitted Officer Betty Shelby of First Degree Manslaughter charges filed in connection with the September 2016 shooting of Terrence Crutcher. The shooting was captured live on video…

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Despite all the jokes, attorneys are governed by a lot of rules. There are pages of ethics rules, guidelines, and aspirational goals intended to guide the daily work of my profession. One of those standards…

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On January 20, 2017, a new president of the United States of America took the oath of office. There was no coup d’etat, he was elected pursuant to the law and legal process. The parade…

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It has happened so often, it is predictable. A LEO uses force, typically deadly force, and the city erupts in violence. The steps between the two follow a pattern that I’ve watched and studied. It’s…

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After a particularly long and humid bike ride, I heard a radio show discussing LE tactics. I was intrigued because none of the people speaking were LEOs or had any LE experience. I know, compelling…

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It’s easy to grow numb when facing sadness and pain. For months, I have seen flags at half mast, LEOs with bands across their badges, and social media posts of weeping spouses, children, and LEOs…

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