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Minneapolis Resident Sue City Over Lack of Police Presence
KY Lawmaker Wants to Change Legal Definition of "Rioting" After Colleague Charged with Rioting
Should Your Agency Resurrect the Use-of-Force Continuum?

NY Police Unions Sue Over City's New Use-of-Force Law

The “diaphragm clause” of the law — which allows for DAs to bring a misdemeanor charge if an officer uses any move during an arrest that could limit breathing — “stands to criminalize the lawful use of force, (and) threatens both police and public safety,” the lawsuit reads.

August 6, 2020

Point of Law: Using the Baton

Point of Law: Using the Baton

Your agency's use-of-force policy needs to specify when the baton can be used, the legal justification for its use, and what to do afterward.

August 3, 2020

George Floyd's Family Files Lawsuit Against Officers and Minneapolis

The suit, filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, alleges that the officers violated Floyd’s constitutional rights. It claims that the city “caused officers [to] act with impunity and without fear of retribution” and failed to properly train police.

July 15, 2020

Atlanta DA May Have Violated Law in Investigation of Officers