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Understanding Graham v. Connor

October 27, 2014

Findings from Graham v. Connor will certainly be considered in the deadly use-of-force decision in Ferguson, Mo. Which is why every American law enforcement officer should have a sound understanding of the Graham case and what it means.

Florida Officers Prohibited from Shooting at Cars

October 14, 2014
Miami Beach police officers will no longer treat a moving car as a deadly weapon — meaning officers won’t be allowed to shoot at one unless someone inside displays a weapon or opens fire first.

Mom Sues Police Over TASER Use on 8-Year-Old Girl

August 11, 2014
Pierre (S.D.) PD police are being sued by the mother of an 8-year-old girl, claiming police used excessive force when they used a TASER on the girl during a 2013 incident at their home.

NYPD May Issue More TASERs in Use of Force Changes

July 24, 2014
A senior NYPD official said one change under discussion was the expanded use of Taser stun guns, which are available to a small number of New York officers but have been controversial there and elsewhere because of the risk they can pose to people with heart problems and other medical issues

NYPD Orders New Training in Use of Force

July 23, 2014
Every New York Police Department officer will be retrained in the use of force following the death of a Staten Island man after an officer subdued him with an apparent chokehold, Commissioner William Bratton said Tuesday.

Seattle Responds to Officers' Use-of-Force Policy Lawsuit

June 19, 2014
But in alerting U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman to the prior finding, the notice gave Pechman an option to keep the case, transfer it to the other judge, U.S. District Judge James Robart, or consult with him on what course to take.

Seattle Officers Sue Over Use-of-Force Reforms

May 29, 2014
The civil-rights suit, filed in U.S. District Court, contends the changes have effectively created “hesitation and paralysis” among officers, stripping them of their constitutional and legal right to make reasonable, split-second judgments in the line of duty.

Border Patrol Tightens Use-Of-Force Rules

March 11, 2014
New use-of-force rules that limit when weapons can be fired were issued Friday for Border Patrol agents, who have been under increasing criticism for their roles in more than 40 deaths since 2005.

California Agency Names Police Magazine Advisor to Force Panel

March 3, 2014
Several months after its creation, the Long Beach (Calif.) Police Department released the names Wednesday of nine people—including a Police Magazine advisor—serving on the Use of Force Advisory Committee created to provide a variety of community perspectives on the department’s procedures.

DHS Secretary: Border Patrol Force Policy Needs Reform

March 3, 2014
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson stressed the need to reform the Border Patrol's use-of-force policies during a House Homeland Security Committee hearing Feb. 26.

Border Patrol: Lethal Force Against Rock Throwers Will Continue

November 7, 2013
U.S. Customs and Border Protection will not change its use-of-force policy against rock throwers, which allows agents to resort to lethal weapons, the agency’s leader has announced. The decision comes after an outside reviewer recommended otherwise.

Portland Police Agree to TASER Policy Changes

November 7, 2013
The police union waived its right to challenge proposed changes to the Police Bureau's use of force and Taser policies -- although it's unclear what final changes the city agreed to make.

Video: Ohio Officer's Stop of Family Escalates

September 19, 2013
A Washington Township (Ohio) Police officer has been placed on administrative leave after he handcuffed and detained a family during a heated vehicle stop.

Video: Calif. Officers Probed for Baton Strikes

September 5, 2013
Several Long Beach (Calif.) Police officers now face an internal investigation for using batons and a TASER on a man on his back near a city intersection.

Federal Grand Jury Probes Force by Ill. Sgt.

September 3, 2013
The Midlothian (Ill.) Police Department received two subpoenas earlier this year—one seeking the personnel file of Sgt. Steven Zamiar and another seeking police logs and call records tied to three days in 2011, as well as the agency's use-of-force policy.

Fired Philly Officer Reinstated

August 13, 2013
The Philadelphia Police officer fired for hitting a woman in the face at the Puerto Rican Day parade was reinstated by an arbitrator, who ruled that his firing was improper.

How To Write Better Police Reports

July 18, 2013

In those cases where force is used—and we are most likely to be sued—we seem to be ashamed to tell the truth and admit that we hit, punched, kicked, bit, scratched, and otherwise got nasty with some miscreant.

On-Body Video: Eye Witness or Big Brother?

July 8, 2013

The era of on-officer video has arrived. The technology is poised to help keep officers safer and more accountable on the job, while protecting law enforcement agencies from nuisance lawsuits.

Arresting Active Resisters

June 26, 2013

You have to make split-second decisions when it comes to use of force while effecting an arrest. Training in strategy and tactics, control and verbal techniques, and proper use of force are essential for you to make proper decisions.

Feds Launch Use-of-Force Probe of Cleveland Police

March 14, 2013
The U.S. Department of Justice opened an investigation to determine whether Cleveland police use excessive force and evaluate the department's training, supervision, and accountability mechanisms.
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