Do you think wearing on-body cameras on duty should be mandatory?
When the public sees a news video that apparently shows an officer committing excessive force, the incessant media-driven quest for "Justice! Now!" puts false hope in the minds of many that there will be quick and easy answers for complex events.
As the head of Houston's New Black Panther Party, Quanell X has led years of protests against police use of force. But in a training exercise at the Missouri City (Texas) Police Department, he saw the view from inside the line of fire. More Here.
You quickly realize when working a scenario in the new Theater from MILO Range Training Systems that it's a new kind of use-of-force simulator. Not only does the Theater system provide an immersive multiple screen experience, the images projected on those screens react to your movements.
It's well known that an offender who decides to resist arrest or attack a police officer must consider the possibility of being injured or even killed for doing so. What is unknown is how the proliferation of less-lethal weapons has changed and will change the way these men and women think.
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.
Retired LAPD captain and Police Advisory Board Member Greg Meyer appeared on "PBS NewsHour" earlier this week to discuss the Ferguson, Mo., shooting and the NYPD choke hold incidents. Meyer was called to appear on the show because of his experience investigating and testifying about officer use of force.