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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.

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.
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