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Biden Promises Police Reform in Campaign Speech, Suggests Officers Shoot for the Legs

The former vice president pointed to several bills he said Congress could pass right away to address "police brutality," including legislation that would outlaw chokeholds, limit the transfer of “weapons of war” to police departments, and create a new oversight and accountability model for use of force within police departments.

June 2, 2020

(Video) How To Deal with the Media After a Use-of-Force Incident
FBI Announces Launch of National Use-Of-Force Data Collection

FBI Announces Launch of National Use-Of-Force Data Collection

The FBI says that the goal of the collection is not to provide insight into specific use-of-force incidents, but instead to offer a comprehensive view of the circumstances, subjects, and officers involved in such incidents nationwide.

November 22, 2018

Washington Voters to Decide on Lowering Bar for Police Deadly Force Prosecutions

Washington Voters to Decide on Lowering Bar for Police Deadly Force Prosecutions

Voters in Washington will decide on Tuesday whether that state should lower the barrier to prosecuting police for use of deadly force. Ballot initiative 940 would remove the state's malice requirement, which says prosecutors must prove an officer acted with "evil intent" when bringing criminal charges for killing in the line of duty.

November 5, 2018

Washington Oversight Board: Sheriff's UOF Complaint Process Needs Work

The King County Office of Law Enforcement Oversight (OLEO) recently released a new report that suggested the process used by the King County Sheriff's Office to review complaints made by members of the public against officers for alleged unnecessary or excessive use of force needs improvement.

August 30, 2018

California UOF Legislation Inspired by Stephon Clark Shooting Shelved for the Year

Denver Police Release 27-Page Use-of-Force Policy

The 27-page document outlines proper use of weapons, scenarios in which officers should use them and how incidents should be reported after the fact. It also specifies that officers involved in shootings are prohibited from immediately viewing video evidence.

August 8, 2018

Detroit Officer Suspended for Allegedly Striking Combative Woman

According to Detroit Police Chief James Craig, officers had transported the woman — who was reportedly naked — to an area hospital, where she suddenly became very agitated, reportedly threatening hospital staff, spitting on various people, biting a security officer, and trying to bite a police officer.

August 2, 2018

Texas City Settles “Pool Party Incident” Lawsuit

Texas City Settles “Pool Party Incident” Lawsuit

The City of McKinney (TX) announced that it has settled a lawsuit filed on behalf of Dajerria Becton, the bikini-clad teenager who was seen on a viral video being taken to the ground by McKinney Police Officer Eric Casebolt.

June 22, 2018

Batons: More Than Just a Club

Batons: More Than Just a Club

The baton is a multi-purpose tool that you can use to strike a subject, push a subject away, or as a lever to move a subject into a control position.

May 3, 2018

Terror Attacks Lead Cities to Rethink Vehicle Shooting Policies
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