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CA Legislation to Change Lethal Force Justification Passes Committee Hearing

The bill’s main author, Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, D-San Diego, said AB 392 prevents “unnecessary deaths” by “clarifying law enforcement’s obligations.” Weber’s team said the legislation would push officers to rely on de-escalation techniques like verbal persuasion and crisis intervention methods instead of lethal force.

April 10, 2019

Agencies Rethinking Use-of-Force Training

Many current police practices were adopted when officers faced violent street gangs. Crime rates soared, as did the number of officers killed. Today, crime is at historic lows and most cities are safer than they have been in generations, for residents and officers alike.

May 5, 2015

Research Shows Officers Hesitating to Use Deadly Force When Necessary

Research Shows Officers Hesitating to Use Deadly Force When Necessary

Data from a recent study shows that white and African-American officers alike hold a stronger subconscious bias against African-American suspects — and that they are now overcompensating for that bias, becoming more hesitant to shoot minority suspects. Researchers believe that's because those officers fear backlash. More Here.

February 26, 2015

Video: Research Shows Officers Hesitating to Use Deadly Force When Necessary

Video: Research Shows Officers Hesitating to Use Deadly Force When Necessary

Data from a recent study shows that white and African-American officers alike hold a stronger subconscious bias against African-American suspects — and that they are now overcompensating for that bias, becoming more hesitant to shoot minority suspects. Researchers believe that's because those officers fear backlash.

February 26, 2015

Obama Police Panel May Establish Deadly Force Incident Tracking

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, tapped by the Obama administration to help bolster law enforcement's standing in the wake of national unrest stirred by a series of killings of young black men by white officers, said that the long-standing gap in police reporting "needs to be addressed.''

December 11, 2014

Border Patrol: Lethal Force Against Rock Throwers Will Continue

U.S. Customs and Border Protection will not change its use-of-force policy against rock throwers, which allows agents to resort to lethal weapons, the agency’s leader has announced. The decision comes after an outside reviewer recommended otherwise.

November 7, 2013

Detroit Officer Wounded In Gunfight Dies

Grand Jury Clears Dallas Officer In Fatal OIS

A Dallas Police officer has been exonerated by a grand jury in the fatal shooting of an unarmed man who was choking the officer and had PCP in his system. Officer Clark Staller will not face criminal charges in the death of Clinton Allen.

October 16, 2013

Maine Trooper Cleared In Shooting

Maine Trooper Cleared In Shooting

A Maine State Police trooper was justified in using deadly force when a man pointed a hunting rifle at him in June, the state's attorney general announced Tuesday.

October 9, 2013

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