Response Recommendations


Understanding Key Factors In De-escalating Potential Suicides

Among the most tragic officer-involved shootings is this scenario: A distraught family member calls 911 because a loved one seems hell-bent on killing himself and can’t be dissuaded. The desperate hope is that the police can successfully intervene. But on scene, officers prove as unpersuasive as everyone else. As the contact evolves, with officers groping...
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“Motorola Memory”: Valuable Defense Tool In Sudden Death Cases

When police defense attorney Mildred O’Linn teaches a course on Critical Legal Issues in Law Enforcement, she urges her audiences to adopt a risk-management concept she calls the Custody and Care Timeline. It’s a method for officers to capture and document critical information when dealing with combative suspects who may be especially vulnerable to arrest-related...
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