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Duluth police officers go through use-of-force training

About 150 Duluth police officers are going through de-escalation and use-of-force training this month with the help of a simulator that presents trainees with various scenarios, which trainees see on a screen from an officer’s point of view. Instead of simply reacting to a screen, however, the scenes came alive in the form of police Sgt. Joel Olejnicak, who assumed the role of a citizen interacting with police in each scenario. Here is one scenario officers reacted to Tuesday morning in the basement garage at the city's Public Safety Building. (Samantha Erkkila /