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How Jackson County court deputies train for evictions


January 31, 2021

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. (AP) — Jackson County Court deputies shot a man earlier this month while serving an eviction notice after he allegedly pointed a weapon at them.

The specifics of what led up to the shooting are unclear, but what the incident does show is how evictions can quickly turn violent, which can put the deputies and tenants in life-threatening situations, The Kansas City Star reports.

Court deputies receive training in firearms for their safety. But if incidents do escalate, deputies are taught first and foremost to completely disengage.

"The field staff's training is to recogniz...

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