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Report: Ohio Consent Decree is Likely to Last More than Five Years

A report issued on Wednesday — which monitor Matthew Barge and his 17-member team puts out twice a year — said "the City and Division of Police having made notable and significant progress in a number of critical areas, including, first and foremost, with respect to use of force" but that "significant work undoubtedly remains."

August 16, 2018

Video: Warning Shots Considered as De-Escalation Technique

Video: Warning Shots Considered as De-Escalation Technique

A new policy endorsing the use of warning shots by police to de-escalate potentially deadly confrontations is driving a rift among some law enforcement leaders who believe the practice only heightens risk and should be abandoned.

October 26, 2017

Denver Police Rewriting Use-of-Force Policy to Emphasize Minimal Force
Video: Denver Police Rewriting Use-of-Force Policy to Emphasize Minimal Force
Minneapolis PD Revises Force Policy to Emphasize De-Escalation
A Revolution in Use-of-Force Policy and Training?

PERF Calls for Changes in Use-of-Force Training

“Some of what you will read in this report may be difficult to accept, because leading police chiefs are saying that our practices need to change dramatically,” PERF’s Executive Director, Chuck Wexler, wrote in the introduction.

September 21, 2015

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

On-Body Video: Eye Witness or Big Brother?

On-Body Video: Eye Witness or Big Brother?

The era of on-officer video has arrived. The technology is poised to help keep officers safer and more accountable on the job, while protecting law enforcement agencies from nuisance lawsuits.

July 8, 2013

Report Addresses Public Perceptions of Police Use of Force

The use of force by law enforcement officers has continuously been a controversial topic, often resulting in false perceptions by the public, particularly the concern that police use force at a relatively high level.

June 29, 2012

Seattle Announces Police Reforms

Pre-empting a meeting with Department of Justice officials, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn on Thursday proposed a series of police reforms in response to a damning federal report that came after several high-profile incidents involving minorities.

March 30, 2012

Ohio Police Department Shuts Down

City administrators shut down the Mount Sterling (Ohio) Police Department, after an officer used a TASER on a 9-year-old boy earlier this month. The incident apparently began when the boy refused to go to school.

March 12, 2012

Video: Nev. Chief Retires After Settlement With Diabetic Man
The State of American Law Enforcement - Women Warriors

The State of American Law Enforcement - Women Warriors

Maintaining a balance between one's identity as a woman and as a police officer is never going to be easy. Knowing this, Sgt. Stefani Gombar of the Phoenix PD cherishes one piece of advice she received in the academy from a female officer: "Don't lose yourself."

June 1, 2008

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