Tear Gas Coverage
School forced to close playground after tear gas used nearby
A school near the Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) building in Portland says it was forced to close its playground for the first day of hybrid learning, citing safety concerns after federal officers used crowd control chemicals nearby.
Mayor: Consultant will help Raleigh police get better
An outside consultant hired by the Raleigh City Council to review police actions during violent protests last spring said the Raleigh Police Department needs more specific policies on the use of force on crowds, including when and how to deploy tear gas.
Raleigh council gets report on police response to riots
The Raleigh City Council receives a report from an outside consultant hired to review the actions taken by police during violent protests in late May and early June.
Wake sheriff: Use of tear gas 'absolutely necessary' during May riots in downtown Raleigh
Wake County Sheriff Gerald Baker on Monday discussed recent protests, his deputies' use of tear gas and his efforts to combat racial injustice with members of the Wake County Board of Commissioners.
Everything you need to know about tear gas
The use of different types of tear gas goes back to World War I, but modern tear gas is extremely powerful. A single milligram per cubic meter is all it takes to cause irritation to a human being.