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  • Conn. city at odds over shot officer's disability pension

    Pat Tomlinson The Hour, Norwalk, Conn.

    NORWALK, Conn. — The city and Norwalk Officer Phillip Roselle, who was shot in a September 2017 training accident, are at odds once again — this time over the terms of a disability pension.

    The city has been in discussions with the family about moving Roselle over to a disability pension in recent weeks.

    Roselle, the family says, is reluctant to retire, but the decision may soon be out of his hands.

    Under the

  • New study: More evidence against the myth of ‘restraint asphyxia’

    Author: Force Science Institute

    Article reprinted from Force Science News #380

    “Prone restraint is needed for officer safety, and the stake needs to be driven into the heart of the stubborn myth that this procedure is inherently excessive and dangerous.”

    – Mark Kroll, PhD

    Overwhelming scientific evidence has found that restraining an arrestee in the prone position does not create an exceptional risk of serious injury or death.

  • Cleveland officer accused of soliciting 2,300 women using LE database while on duty

    Author: Force Science Institute

    Adam Ferrise Advance Ohio Media, Cleveland

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — A Cleveland police officer already charged with soliciting prostitutes while on duty is now charged with three felonies that accuse him of misusing his police computer by looking up women using a law-enforcement database and messages to 2,300 women while on-duty.

    Sgt. Michael Rybarczyk, 58, is charged with unauthorized use of a government computer, all fifth-degree felonies. A

  • New Zealand police arrested mosque gunman en route to commit third attack

    Author: Force Science Institute

    Theresa Braine New York Daily News

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand — The Australian white supremacist gunman who killed 50 people in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand last Friday was en route to carry out a third attack when he was apprehended, police said Wednesday.

    There had been speculation that the gunman planned more attacks, but authorities are now saying they “absolutely” believe they arrested the 28-year-old

  • NYPD uses drone to keep tabs on barricaded man during standoff

    Author: Force Science Institute

    Thomas Tracy New York Daily News

    BROOKLYN, NY — An NYPD drone was utilized to track — and then help arrest — a 49-year-old Brooklyn man armed with what appeared to be a loaded pistol during a daytime standoff in downtown Brooklyn, officials said.

    After trying to communicate with the man for more than four hours, the Court St. resident surrendered and was taken to a hospital, cops said. The gun he had turned out to be


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