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DOJ to Conduct Broad Review of Police Tactics

August 14, 2014  | 

The Justice Department is leading a broad review of police tactics, including the kind of deadly force that prompted recent protests in Missouri and New York, a federal law enforcement official said Tuesday, reports USA Today.

The review is being conducted as the department weighs creating a national commission to provide new direction on such controversial issues.

In addition to deadly force, the review is expected to examine law enforcement's increasing encounters with the mentally ill, the application of emerging technologies such as body cameras, and police agencies' expanding role in homeland security efforts since 9/11, said the official, who is not authorized to comment publicly and requested anonymity.

The review is slated to be completed early next year while authorities consider establishing a special law enforcement commission similar to a panel created by President Johnson to deal with problems then associated with rising crime.

 

Tags: Department of Justice, Use of Force


Comments (7)

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Tom Conlin @ 8/16/2014 8:20 AM

So who gets to conduct a review of the DOJ, huh? The folks that should be doing it, aren't.

Tom Ret @ 8/16/2014 8:58 AM

Is this the same DOJ that is ok with gun running, enforcement based on race, lying, and corruption ( probably a few more I missed) that is now going to second guess how the police do their job?

Retired NY Boss @ 8/16/2014 10:35 AM

But are they reviewing the New Black Panthers tactics?

Charlie @ 8/16/2014 11:20 AM

When the President himself disregards the law, what is expected from the general public? Now they will try to change/reduce the authority of the police through policy changes. This will all be done under the guise of making the police "more friendly" and more in tune with the needs of the general public. What amazes me is the average LAW ABIDING citizens don't ever seem to have a problem with their police. It is the "all about me" and the "entitlement" crowd doing all of the complaining. And the liberal media incites the crowd. .....what the hell is going on with my country?

rob @ 8/16/2014 4:10 PM

I would like to see some policy on how criminals should act. Wait.... is that policy found in the penal code?

TheRookie @ 8/16/2014 7:30 PM

It's comforting to know that Erik' von With-Holder @ Dept. of No-Justice is going to regulate Americas Law Enforcement Agencies. The Gun Running Mexican Drug Cartel Supporter is going to dictate how to instill honest law(s). The same AG who was asked not to attend OKC's recent Police Academy Graduation. The same AG who is a criminal due to be charged with "Contempt of Congress." The same AG who assisted with conducting a witch hunt indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry. AG Holder should be in Leavenworth or Florence right now.

Retired Chief @ 8/16/2014 9:59 PM

Sad to say that after 50 years in this profession there is no longer ANY agency of the federal government that I trust to do a fair and impartial investigation of anything. Without exception the feds are agenda driven and that agenda at present is socialist, anti law enforcement, and anti constitution. Holder and Obama (among many others) belong in prison and would be there were it not for a Congress which lacks huevos and is no better than they are.

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