“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.
April 6, 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.
March 15, 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.
February 27, 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.
January 12, 2018
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.
December 26, 2017
CBP recorded 847 assaults against its officers in the just-finished fiscal year, compared to 585 in the previous year, government data said.
December 6, 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.
November 16, 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.
September 19, 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.
June 22, 2017
San Francisco police officers, who were required in the aftermath of a disputed shooting in the Bayview neighborhood to document every time they point their guns, reported doing so 3,130 times in the first 15 months, or about seven times a day, records show.
May 30, 2017
Dallas police officers do not disproportionately use force against minorities, contrary to common public perceptions, a new study has found.
May 19, 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.
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
May 18, 2017
A former San Bernardino County, CA, sheriff's deputy has been found guilty of assaulting a horse-theft suspect at the end of a televised pursuit through rugged terrain in 2015.
March 31, 2017
Lawmakers in Washington state are weighing bills that would raise the bar on when an officer can use deadly force.
January 31, 2017