Pros and cons of firearms simulators | Modern Policing

A news reporter reviews his experience using a local agency’s firearms simulator in this article. He learned that use-of-force situations can be unpredictable and fast-changing, but he also felt that the simulation operator frequently chose worst-case branching options. The result can be “negative training” — officers try deescalation but end up getting shot, learning that…
— Read on gcordner.wordpress.com/2020/01/21/pros-and-cons-of-firearms-simulators/

Baltimore state’s attorney blasts police union’s ‘political rhetoric’ after video shows mob attacking officer | Fox Wilmington WSFX-TV

Baltimore’s state’s attorney, Marilyn Mosby, took aim at the city’s police union Saturday after union officials condemned a violent attack Friday night against a city police officer.Mosby accused the police union of “fanning the very flames they then call on me to put out,” saying union official …
— Read on foxwilmington.com/headlines/baltimore-states-attorney-blasts-police-unions-political-rhetoric-after-video-shows-mob-attacking-officer/