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How Kansas City Police Are Trained To Use Force, And De-Escalate Tense Situations

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Carlos Moreno
KCUR 89.3
Police lead a protester away from a demonstration near the Country Club Plaza on May 30.

Police officers handle myriad situations from one-on-one contacts to large protest crowds and they have a range of methods and tools to employ in response.

We learned how officers in the Kansas City Police Department are trained to respond to rapidly-changing and often unpredictable situations.

  • Maj. Charles Huth, commander of the Traffic Division, Kansas City Police Department
Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Luke X. Martin is a reporter focusing on race, culture and ethnicity for KCUR 89.3. Contact him at or on Twitter, @lukexmartin.