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Police Say Jiu-jitsu Can Make Them Less Violent During Arrests
But will cops training in martial arts lead to struggles that didn’t need to happen?
December 15, 2020
Cops Could Use First Aid to Save Lives. Many Never Try.
Most officers get training to respond to injuries, but are often not required to use it.
Taylor Elizabeth Eldridge
July 22, 2020
One Roadblock to Police Reform: Veteran Officers Who Train Recruits
Field trainers "are part of the old guard of the department. They teach the old way of doing things."
June 26, 2020
What Are Cops Really Thinking When Routine Arrests Turn Violent?
“You have to use a lot of force, or you are going to die.”
May 1, 2018
The City Trying ‘Trauma Training’ for Citizens — and Cops
Newark tries to restore trust with a novel program.
March 7, 2017
The Seismic Change in Police Interrogations
A major player in law enforcement says it will no longer use a method linked to false confessions.
October 12, 2016
When Do You Go for Your Gun?
Training cops in the use of force.
July 13, 2016
How to Fix American Policing
At a painful time, a roundup of proposed remedies
December 4, 2015
What it’s Like to be a Cop Involved in a Mass Shooting
“It keeps replaying on a loop: you smell it and see it and hear it.”
November 25, 2015
Will the ‘21 Foot’ Defense Work for the Chicago Cop Who Shot Laquan McDonald?
Revisiting a 30-year concept that is used to justify deadly force.