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Washington Voters to Decide on Lowering Bar for Police Deadly Force Prosecutions

November 5, 2018
Voters in Washington will decide on Tuesday whether that state should lower the barrier to prosecuting police for use of deadly force. Ballot initiative 940 would remove the state's malice requirement, which says prosecutors must prove an officer acted with "evil intent" when bringing criminal charges for killing in the line of duty.

New York Man Awarded $1.5M in UOF Suit Calls for Mayor to Hire Outside Chief

October 25, 2018
A Syracuse man who was awarded $1.5 million for an incident in which he accused police of using excessive force in his arrest has asked the mayor to hire the next police chief from outside the agency.

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."

Denver Police Release 27-Page Use-of-Force Policy

August 8, 2018
The 27-page document outlines proper use of weapons, scenarios in which officers should use them and how incidents should be reported after the fact. It also specifies that officers involved in shootings are prohibited from immediately viewing video evidence.

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.

Video: Georgia Officer Trades Punches with Resisting Suspect

July 20, 2018
The three-minute video shows the altercation between the unidentified officer and suspect Harold Barnwell, who had led police on a pursuit before colliding with another car and abandoning his vehicle.

Texas City Settles “Pool Party Incident” Lawsuit

June 22, 2018
The City of McKinney (TX) announced that it has settled a lawsuit filed on behalf of Dajerria Becton, the bikini-clad teenager who was seen on a viral video being taken to the ground by McKinney Police Officer Eric Casebolt.

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.

Black Lives Matter Planning Protest Outside Mesa PD

June 8, 2018
Black Lives Matter announced on Facebook that they will rally at Mesa police headquarters in response to two recent events that have come under criticism for excessive force.

Batons: More Than Just a Club

May 3, 2018

The baton is a multi-purpose tool that you can use to strike a subject, push a subject away, or as a lever to move a subject into a control position.

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.
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