Milwaukee Cops Now Required To Stop Excessive Force

Milwaukee police officers would be required to intervene if they see one of their colleagues using excessive force, according to a new policy expected to be approved by the city's Fire and Police Commission this week.

Milwaukee police officers would be required to intervene if they see one of their colleagues using excessive force, according to a new policy expected to be approved by the city's Fire and Police Commission this week.

The proposed change to the department's use-of-force policy comes eight years after Frank Jude Jr. was beaten by a group of off-duty Milwaukee police officers while other officers stood by and did nothing.

The policy also broadens the department's definition of force to include situations in which police take a suspect to the ground in an attempt to handcuff or otherwise subdue him or her. Further, it requires officers to report their reasons for striking, punching or kicking a suspect - uses of force they did not have to specifically document in the past as long as the suspect was not injured.

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