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St. Paul police credit jiu-jitsu training for reducing injuries — and excessive force settlements

The training, which the department calls “response to resistance and aggression,” represents a major shift from what St. Paul was teaching its officers before 2015. Inspired by Brazilian jiu-jitsu, it teaches officers working in pairs to use leverage instead of strength, enabling smaller officers to take larger people into custody. The techniques are intended for encounters that don’t involve a suspect carrying a gun or other weapon.
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