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Warning Shots Considered as De-Escalation Technique

October 26, 2017
A new policy endorsing the use of warning shots by police to de-escalate potentially deadly confrontations is driving a rift among some law enforcement leaders who believe the practice only heightens risk and should be abandoned. More Here.

Video: Warning Shots Considered as De-Escalation Technique

October 26, 2017
A new policy endorsing the use of warning shots by police to de-escalate potentially deadly confrontations is driving a rift among some law enforcement leaders who believe the practice only heightens risk and should be abandoned.

WI Agency's Policy Requires Officers to "Exhaust" Other Options Before Using Guns

October 19, 2017
The Madison (WI) Police Department has updated its guide on the use of deadly force, instructing officers to exhaust other options before using a gun.

Analyze Your Training Curriculum

October 16, 2017

Trainers who are not adjusting their programs to meet the actual needs of their officers are making a big mistake that could lead to bad outcomes.

Are De-Escalation Policies Dangerous?

October 14, 2017

The origins of today’s concepts of de-escalation derive from the evolution of crisis communications. While these concepts are practical and effective in some situations, they are useless and even dangerous in others.

Utah Officer Who Handcuffed Nurse in Video Fired

October 11, 2017
A Utah police officer who was caught on video roughly handcuffing a nurse because she refused to allow a blood draw was fired Tuesday.

New Policy Restricts Las Vegas Officers’ Use of Neck Restraints

September 22, 2017
Las Vegas Metro Police announced today they are further limiting the use of a neck restraint that has proven deadly for it and other law enforcement agencies in the past.

Court Rules Against Seattle Officers in Use-of-Force Policy Lawsuit

September 19, 2017
A federal appeals court panel on Tuesday unanimously voted to uphold the Seattle Police Department's policy that regulates the use of force by officers, dismissing the argument that it infringed on the cops' Second Amendment rights.

Portland to Require Officers to Give Statement on Deadly Force Incidents within 48 Hours

August 25, 2017
The Portland City Council unanimously passed an ordinance Wednesday that makes clear they won’t follow the legal advice of the Multnomah County district attorney and the Oregon Department of Justice when it comes to investigating police officers’ use of force.

Video: Only Officer on Denver Use-of-Force Policy Committee Resigns, Calls It a Joke

August 15, 2017
"This does not reflect the type of policy all Denver citizens expect from the police," Worrell wrote in his resignation letter to Chief Robert White. "Furthermore, it puts officers at risk in the performance of their duties. Therefore, I cannot continue to participate nor does the draft reflect any of the input I have provided."

Only Officer on Denver Use-of-Force Policy Committee Resigns, Calls It a Joke

August 14, 2017
"This does not reflect the type of policy all Denver citizens expect from the police," Worrell wrote in his resignation letter to Chief Robert White. "Furthermore, it puts officers at risk in the performance of their duties. Therefore, I cannot continue to participate nor does the draft reflect any of the input I have provided." More Here.

Indianapolis Mayor Announces Changes to Police Policy After Shooting of Reportedly Unarmed Man

July 17, 2017
Mayor Hogsett said the use-of-force policies will be "modernized," and the city will bring in a "diverse set of legal experts" to analyze training for new officers.

Chicago Police Adopt De-Escalation in Sweeping Change to Use-Of-Force Policy

May 18, 2017
The Chicago Police Department announced Wednesday a sweeping change to its use-of-force policy, embracing the concept of de-escalation during critical incidents.

Bills Would Set Statewide Police Use of Force Policies in Wisconsin

May 18, 2017
A set of Democratic bills proposed Wednesday would set statewide policies for police use of force in Wisconsin. But the head of the state's largest law enforcement union says many of those rules are already in place throughout the state

Chicago PD Announces Use-of-Force Policy Changes

May 16, 2017
Chicago Police officials on Wednesday announced policy changes intended to reduce use of force, particularly deadly force.

Citizens Committee Drafts BART Police Use-of-Force Policy That Requires "Minimal" Force

May 9, 2017
A citizens’ watchdog committee tasked with overseeing California's Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Police Department on Monday recommended new standards for officers, requiring them to use only the minimal amount of force necessary to make an arrest or bring a suspect into custody.

De-Escalation is Nothing New

April 24, 2017
Perhaps the value of the loud noise about de-escalation is to re-emphasize the need to conduct intense training that teaches us to distinguish between those challenging incidents where it is wise to wait, talk, get backup, get nonlethal weapons, get a supervisor, and make a plan versus those incidents where it is proper to take the risk, rush in, and save the life.

Chicago Police Ease Restrictions on Use of Force in Revised Policy

March 7, 2017
Pulling back on proposed rule changes that upset some rank-and-file officers, police Superintendent Eddie Johnson has proposed a new use-of-force policy that is less restrictive than the one he floated five months ago.

New Baton Rouge Force Policy Requires De-Escalation, Verbal Warnings

February 6, 2017
While BRPD Chief Carl Dabadie Jr. said the department already trains officers in the practices announced by the administration, he agreed that writing them into policy was necessary to ensure that officers who do not follow them can be punished.

Denver PD’s Proposed Use-of-Force Policy Gets Mixed Reviews from Experts

January 24, 2017
Denver’s policy contains many of the recommendations included in the National Consensus Policy on Use of Force, which was released Jan. 11 and endorsed by the Fraternal Order of Police and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
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