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NJ Revises Police Use-of-Force Rules, Requires Warnings

Under the new rules officers will be required to explain their actions, respond to questions, “provide a clear warning that force will be used” and give someone “a reasonable opportunity” to respond.

December 22, 2020

[Webinar] 5 Key Ways to Reduce Liability Risks

[Webinar] 5 Key Ways to Reduce Liability Risks

Police Magazine is hosting a free webinar Jan. 30 to explain how police departments can work to reduce liability risks and protect themselves.

January 9, 2020

Looking Back: Bad Habits, Cuffing, and Use of Force

Looking Back: Bad Habits, Cuffing, and Use of Force

In past October issues of POLICE we've covered officer safety on various levels, including how lazy tactics can get you hurt, how to secure subjects properly, and how to protect yourself from lawsuits over use of force.

October 18, 2019

Daigle Law Group to Hold Use-of-Force Summit

Daigle Law Group to Hold Use-of-Force Summit

Attendees at the Use of Force Summit receive focused and contemporary training on law enforcement and corrections force policies, training, and investigation from some of the nation's finest instructors.

September 18, 2019

New CA Law Will Require Deadly Force to be "Necessary"

Under the new standard, prosecutors can also consider the actions both of officers and of the victim leading up to a deadly encounter, to determine whether the officer acted within the scope of law, policy and training.

August 19, 2019

MO Congressman Proposes Bill Requiring Federal Officers to Only Use Force as "Last Resort"
Tactics and Training: Legal Grounds for Using Force
Controversial Legislation: The California Compromise

Tough CA Use-of-Force Legislation Getting Closer to Being Law

Assembly Bill 392, backed by anti-police activists, has been called the toughest standard in the nation for when police can use deadly force. It was written months after Sacramento police shot Stephon Clark, a vehicle burglary suspect, after a foot pursuit when they mistook his cell phone for a gun.

April 24, 2019

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

Controversial California UOF Legislation Hits Sudden, Unexpected Snag

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

Washington Department Set to Update its Use-of-Force Policy

Washington Department Set to Update its Use-of-Force Policy

Chief Craig Meidl said that most of the department is already using the proposed principles and tactics — including using time, distance, cover and de-escalation — but said that some officers who “could benefit from those being codified in an official policy.”

June 28, 2018

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