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
A California Senate committee advanced the legislation that would allow police to use deadly force only in situations where it is necessary to prevent imminent and serious injury or death to the officer or another person.
June 20, 2018
Black Lives Matter announced on Facebook that they will rally at Mesa police headquarters in response to two recent events that have come under criticism for excessive force.
June 8, 2018
An officer was accidentally shot pursuing an active shooter suspect in downtown San Diego during the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon. Police arrested a woman who had been armed with an airsoft gun.
June 4, 2018
“We find ourselves dumbfounded that legislation of this magnitude was introduced without consulting law enforcement stakeholders,” said California Police Chiefs Association President David Swing.
April 11, 2018
“I myself have been placed in situations where I in fact had to use lethal force and I can tell you that it doesn’t come easily. For those that think that these decisions are made easily when it’s time to use lethal force – it’s not,” Boudreaux said.
April 6, 2018
Under the legislation, officers would only be allowed to open fire if “there were no other reasonable alternatives to the use of deadly force."
April 3, 2018
A man who recently pleaded guilty to almost slicing a Salt Lake City police officer's ear off has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against that officer claiming he used excessive force first.
March 15, 2018
Officers are limited from using Tasers in special circumstances, including when a person is pregnant, elderly, frail, appears to be a child or when the officer has “credible information” the person is suffering from a serious medical or psychiatric condition.
March 15, 2018
California's attorney general announced Monday that his office will oversee reforms at the San Francisco Police Department that were recommended by federal officials after the U.S. Department of Justice's decision to scale back a program that helped departments improve community relations.
February 6, 2018
The police officers union said the attack shows how the department's policy prohibiting officers from firing at moving vehicles puts its "officers' lives in danger."
February 5, 2018
Gov. Susana Martinez plans to push legislation that would grant legal immunity to New Mexico law enforcement officers for actions in the line of duty.
January 12, 2018
A Utah police officer who was caught on video roughly handcuffing a nurse because she refused to allow a blood draw was fired Tuesday.
October 11, 2017
Las Vegas Metro Police announced today they are further limiting the use of a neck restraint that has proven deadly for it and other law enforcement agencies in the past.
September 22, 2017
A federal appeals court panel on Tuesday unanimously voted to uphold the Seattle Police Department's policy that regulates the use of force by officers, dismissing the argument that it infringed on the cops' Second Amendment rights.
September 19, 2017