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Seminar teaches police to deal with verbal conflict

The situation echoed a scene that caught national attention and enraged protestors: two police officers approaching a man on the street selling cigarettes, upset over what he felt was unfair targeting.

But unlike the way the 2014 arrest of Eric Garner ended in his death in New York City, this scene ended with Harry Dolan, playing the role of the street seller, applauding the two local police officers for their behavior handling the situation and then providing tips to the audience of about 75 other members of local law enforcement on how they could successfully handle a similar situation.

“How important is it?,” Dolan asked the crowd about the crime of selling cigarettes.

The role-playing scenario was part of course for law enforcement officials in Northwest Indiana at the Indiana Welcome Center Monday and Tuesday taught by Dolan, a retired police chief from North Carolina, about de-esclating verbal conflict between police and citizens, an issue that has grown in the past few years as more and more people protest police treatment of some people, especially blacks.

The situation echoed a scene that caught national attention and enraged protestors: two police officers approaching a man on the street selling cigarettes, upset over what he felt was unfair targeting.

But unlike the way the 2014 arrest of Eric Garner ended in his death in New York City, this scene ended with Harry Dolan, playing the role of the street seller, applauding the two local police officers for their behavior handling the situation and then providing tips to the audience of about 75 other members of local law enforcement on how they could successfully handle a similar situation.

“How important is it?,” Dolan asked the crowd about the crime of selling cigarettes.

The role-playing scenario was part of course for law enforcement officials in Northwest Indiana at the Indiana Welcome Center Monday and Tuesday taught by Dolan, a retired police chief from North Carolina, about de-esclating verbal conflict between police and citizens, an issue that has grown in the past few years as more and more people protest police treatment of some people, especially blacks.

Read the full article from the Chicago Tribune.

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