National Press Club

Police Use-of-Force Training and the Influence of Media Coverage

August 10, 2015

Police Use-of-Force Training and the Influence of Media Coverage

Incidents of lethal use of force by law enforcement have dominated domestic news in recent months. NPC broadcast committee member Adam Konowe talks with Gary Harris of Meggitt Training Systems, a Georgia-based supplier of weapons training systems for military, law enforcement, federal and commercial applications. Harris, a retired law enforcement officer and current industry expert, explains how police training is created, funded and utilized, as well as the impact of mainstream and citizen journalists on police departments and individual officers.

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