Saturdays at 8 am. We're teaming up with APM Reports to look at why police spend more time learning to shoot their guns than learning how to avoid firing them. Some police departments are embracing tactics designed to reduce the use of force and prevent police shootings. Rather than rushing in aggressively, officers back off, wait out people in crisis, and use words instead of weapons. This technique is called de-escalation. But this training isn't required in most states.