a group of police officers having special training and equipment for quelling riots and other public disturbances.
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Origin of riot squad
First recorded in 1945–50
Words nearby riot squad
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One of those who fell suffered terrible injuries after being struck at close range by birdshot from a riot-squad shotgun.New Riots Rock Egypt Amid Finger-Pointing Over Soccer Deaths|Alastair Beach|February 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST