Most Police Spend Little Time Training on ‘De-escalation’

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The recent spate of fatal police shootings of unarmed black men — including last week's killing of Alfred Olango by El Cajon, Ca., police — is fueling a movement by agencies across the U.S. to expand the training officers get in de-escalation techniques. Through role-playing with real-life scenarios, they are taught better communication skills aimed at helping them defuse situations that might otherwise turn violent, Want to read more? Please subscribe to The Crime Report!