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MA Senate Votes to Make Police Reform Bill Less Restrictive

Massachusetts state senators agreed Monday to scale back restrictions they had sought to put on the use of facial recognition software by law enforcement and to limit the influence of a civilian led commission over police training.

December 22, 2020

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

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

Chicago Mayor, Illinois AG Agree on Plan to Overhaul Police Department

California to Oversee San Francisco's Police Reforms

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

DOJ Halts Ongoing Review of Milwaukee Police Department

A federal review of the Milwaukee Police Department has been halted with the retooling of a program once focused on improving trust between police and communities. The program's focus has been shifted to providing training.

September 18, 2017

Activists Sue to Force Chicago PD into Court Supervised Reform

About 15 lawyers from Chicago and New York filed the lawsuit Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Chicago on behalf of six plaintiffs who allege they were victims of excessive force and other abuses at the hands of Chicago police. The plaintiffs also include groups such as Black Lives Matter Chicago.

June 16, 2017

Critics Slam San Francisco Police for Pointing Guns

San Francisco police officers, who were required in the aftermath of a disputed shooting in the Bayview neighborhood to document every time they point their guns, reported doing so 3,130 times in the first 15 months, or about seven times a day, records show.

May 30, 2017

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