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

Police lead a protestor away from a demonstration near the Country Club Plaza on May 30.
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
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