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Washington Oversight Board: Sheriff's UOF Complaint Process Needs Work

August 30, 2018
The King County Office of Law Enforcement Oversight (OLEO) recently released a new report that suggested the process used by the King County Sheriff's Office to review complaints made by members of the public against officers for alleged unnecessary or excessive use of force needs improvement.

California UOF Legislation Inspired by Stephon Clark Shooting Shelved for the Year

August 30, 2018
California's Assembly Bill 931—a piece of legislation aimed at reducing the number of officer-involved shootings in California by modifying that state's legal standard for judging police officers' use of force from "reasonable" to "necessary"—will not move forward this year.

A Brief Review of the Flaws in California's AB 931 UOF Legislation

August 24, 2018
Assembly Bill 931 — otherwise known as the Police Accountability and Community Protection Act — is fatally flawed in its current form. Unpacking all of the problems with this piece of legislation is a monumentally difficult task, but I'll give it a shot — no pun intended.

Union President: California's Use-of-Force Reform Bill Endangers Police

August 21, 2018
"The ultimate goal of the ACLU on this bill is to incarcerate police officers. This bill will either cost police officers their lives or their jobs. It’s the ultimate in Monday morning quarterbacking."

Detroit Officer Suspended for Allegedly Striking Combative Woman

August 2, 2018
According to Detroit Police Chief James Craig, officers had transported the woman — who was reportedly naked — to an area hospital, where she suddenly became very agitated, reportedly threatening hospital staff, spitting on various people, biting a security officer, and trying to bite a police officer.

California's Push to Change Police Use-of-Force Standard Moves Forward

June 20, 2018
A California Senate committee advanced the legislation that would allow police to use deadly force only in situations where it is necessary to prevent imminent and serious injury or death to the officer or another person.

Terror Attacks Lead Cities to Rethink Vehicle Shooting Policies

May 2, 2018
Police in Washington, New York City, Chicago and Las Vegas have begun allowing officers to fire at moving vehicles to stop such ramming attacks.

Proposed California Use-of-Force Bill Won't Make Anyone Safer

April 13, 2018
If a police officer’s use of deadly force is deemed to be unnecessary to them and to people who share their beliefs, that officer can expect to be prosecuted and, if not imprisoned, run through a years-long ordeal that will ruin him physically, emotionally, and financially. And this, they promise, will protect the community.

California Chiefs Rail Against Proposed Use of Force Bill

April 11, 2018
“We find ourselves dumbfounded that legislation of this magnitude was introduced without consulting law enforcement stakeholders,” said California Police Chiefs Association President David Swing.

Proposed California Lethal Force Law Dangerous, Sheriffs Say

April 6, 2018
“I myself have been placed in situations where I in fact had to use lethal force and I can tell you that it doesn’t come easily. For those that think that these decisions are made easily when it’s time to use lethal force – it’s not,” Boudreaux said.

Utah Man Who Nearly Cut Officer's Ear Off Sues Police, Alleging Excessive Force

March 15, 2018
A man who recently pleaded guilty to almost slicing a Salt Lake City police officer's ear off has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against that officer claiming he used excessive force first.

Study Says: Police Rarely Use Force, Injuries to Suspects Even Rarer

February 27, 2018
“A remarkable finding in the study is how infrequently police use force at all – less than 1 in 1100 calls for service and less than 1 in 120 criminal arrests is surprisingly low, and contrary to many perceptions that police commonly use violence in their interactions with the public,” Bozeman said.

NM Governor Wants to Grant Immunity to Law Enforcement Officers

January 12, 2018
Gov. Susana Martinez plans to push legislation that would grant legal immunity to New Mexico law enforcement officers for actions in the line of duty.

New Chicago PD Policy Discourages Using Tasers on People Who Flee

December 26, 2017
The Chicago Police Department has tightened its policy on Taser use, rewriting the rules to discourage officers from shocking people who are running away or otherwise vulnerable to injury.

Assaults Against CBP Officers Up 45% in 2017

December 6, 2017
CBP recorded 847 assaults against its officers in the just-finished fiscal year, compared to 585 in the previous year, government data said.

PA Troopers' Use of Force in Shooting Justified, DA Says

November 16, 2017
Having watched that video, Morganelli said, he has nothing but praise for the restraint Cpl. Seth J. Kelly and Trooper Ryan Seiple showed before their suspect was able to break free, grab a gun from his car, and open fire, critically injuring Kelly.

Analyze Your Training Curriculum

October 16, 2017

Trainers who are not adjusting their programs to meet the actual needs of their officers are making a big mistake that could lead to bad outcomes.

Court Rules Against Seattle Officers in Use-of-Force Policy Lawsuit

September 19, 2017
A federal appeals court panel on Tuesday unanimously voted to uphold the Seattle Police Department's policy that regulates the use of force by officers, dismissing the argument that it infringed on the cops' Second Amendment rights.

Cloth Handles for Arrest and Control

July 10, 2017

If you know how to take advantage of what a suspect wears, you can use these handles to help get him or her into handcuffs.

Axon to Partner with Washington State University for Police-Community Interactions Research

June 22, 2017
At the annual Axon Accelerate User Conference, Axon and Washington State University (WSU) announced their intent to form a strategic partnership for further research that may improve law enforcement training and police-community relations.
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