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The End Game

October 11, 2016

Many people watching the Black Lives Matter movement have long seen its goal as quite literally changing the way law enforcement officers do their jobs, forcing you to pull back and avoid confrontations with black suspects. And while the final moves of that strategy have yet to occur, the pieces are moving into place.

New LASD Policy Essentially Bans Shooting at Moving Vehicles

August 11, 2016
The policy rewrite, which went into effect August 4, states "firearms shall not be discharged at a stationary or moving vehicle" or its occupants unless deputies are being threatened with a gun or some other "deadly force by means other than the moving vehicle."

Minneapolis PD Revises Force Policy to Emphasize De-Escalation

August 9, 2016
Minneapolis police officers will be trained to exhaust all reasonable means in defusing potentially violent encounters before resorting to force, under new department rules unveiled Monday.

LAPD Did Not Violate Deadly Force Rules in 2015 Shooting, Panel Finds

July 12, 2016
The Los Angeles Police Commission on Tuesday found that the fatal shooting of a woman in South L.A. last year did not violate the department’s deadly force policy.

Baltimore's New Use-of-Force Policy Stresses De-Escalation

June 30, 2016
The Baltimore Police Department plans to implement a new use-of-force policy Friday that emphasizes the "sanctity of life," stresses de-escalation and requires officers to intervene if they see a fellow cop crossing the line.

Police Commission Approves Changes Emphasizing De-Escalation Before Deadly Force By LAPD

March 16, 2016
Under a plan unanimously approved Tuesday by the Police Commission, the Los Angeles Police Department will begin evaluating whether officers did all they could to defuse tense situations before they used force and rewrite policies to emphasize this behavior.

LAPD Policy Needs to Further Limit Deadly Force, Commissioners Say

March 11, 2016
Two Los Angeles police commissioners called Friday for significant changes in the LAPD's rules on when officers can use deadly force and recommended that the department specifically evaluate whether officers could have done more to defuse tense encounters.

A Revolution in Use-of-Force Policy and Training?

March 7, 2016

A battle is brewing among law enforcement leadership organizations about whether and how to change police use-of-force policy and training to be kinder and gentler.

San Francisco PD Being Trained to Fire Twice and Assess During Shootings

February 19, 2016
New pistol training guidelines require police recruits to hear the command "threat" before they fire at targets, to shoot only two rounds at a time, and to stop and reassess threats after every two shots.

Chiefs, Officials, and Trainers Draft Use-of-Force Guidelines to Reduce Officer-Involved Shootings

February 1, 2016
Among reforms discussed at length were retraining all officers in deescalation tactics and abandoning training that teaches the “21-foot-rule” — a turn of phrase taught to nearly all current U.S. police officers that is often interpreted by officers to mean they are justified in shooting any suspect with a knife or edged weapon who comes within 21 feet of them.

The Totality of Circumstances

January 28, 2016

People pass instant judgment on officers' actions on video without seeming to know anything about the investigation and analysis that necessarily includes policy, training, and the laws that govern police use of force.

San Francisco PD Revising Force Policy After Fatal Shooting

January 25, 2016
San Francisco's police use of force is being revamped after a recent fatal shooting. Last week there was a hearing at city hall and a meeting of the police commission to get community input. More Here.

Video: San Francisco PD Revising Force Policy After Fatal Shooting

January 25, 2016
San Francisco's police use of force is being revamped after a recent fatal shooting. Last week there was a hearing at city hall and a meeting of the police commission to get community input.

SF Police to Re-Evaluate Use of Force Protocols Following Controversial Shooting

December 8, 2015
The San Francisco Police Department's use of force tactics and policies will be re-evaluated after last week's fatal shooting of a knife-carrying man by several officers in the Bayview, officials said.

NYPD Officers Now Required to Document in Detail All Uses of Force

October 1, 2015
Officers, who have long been required to intervene when they see other officers using excessive force, will now face formal discipline, up to and including dismissal, not only if they fail to step in or report excessive force, but also if they also fail to seek medical assistance for someone who requests it.

PERF Calls for Changes in Use-of-Force Training

September 21, 2015
“Some of what you will read in this report may be difficult to accept, because leading police chiefs are saying that our practices need to change dramatically,” PERF’s Executive Director, Chuck Wexler, wrote in the introduction.

Philly Mayor Forms Panel to Review Use of Force

March 26, 2015
Following a Justice Department report on the use of lethal force by Philadelphia police, Mayor Michael Nutter yesterday signed an executive order creating an independent oversight committee to implement the report's recommendations.

Former Officer, Criminal Justice Scholar Says Police Training Leads to "Avoidable" Suspect Deaths

December 18, 2014
Having served as an officer at a large municipal police department, and now as a scholar who researches policing, I am intimately familiar with police training. I’ve also had long conversations with trainers and use-of-force instructors at law enforcement agencies across the country, and they’ve all led to one conclusion: American police officers are among the best-trained in the world, but what they’re trained to do is part of the problem.

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.
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