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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.

Video: CA Police Union Slammed for Ad Criticizing New Policy on Shooting at Vehicles

December 2, 2016
San Francisco’s police union has intensified its attack on a proposal to restrict officers from shooting at moving vehicles — a top priority for reform advocates — by releasing an advertisement dramatizing what could happen if a raging motorist gunned his pickup into a crowd of street activists.

CA Police Union Slammed for Ad Criticizing New Policy on Shooting at Vehicles

December 2, 2016
San Francisco’s police union has intensified its attack on a proposal to restrict officers from shooting at moving vehicles — a top priority for reform advocates — by releasing an advertisement dramatizing what could happen if a raging motorist gunned his pickup into a crowd of street activists. More Here.

Cleveland Police Training on New Use-Of-Force Policies Delayed

November 2, 2016
Cleveland police will not be fully trained on its new use-of-force policies until well into 2017, pushing back plans that said all officers would be trained by the end of this year.

Denver Police Rewriting Use-of-Force Policy to Emphasize Minimal Force

October 27, 2016
The Denver Police Department says it is rewriting its use-of-force policy to reflect progressive policies recommended by national policing experts. More Here.

Video: Denver Police Rewriting Use-of-Force Policy to Emphasize Minimal Force

October 27, 2016
The Denver Police Department says it is rewriting its use-of-force policy to reflect progressive policies recommended by national policing experts.

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.
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