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Civilian Oversight Asks Austin Police to Rewrite Use-of-Force Policy

The recommendations outlined suggest APD officers should do a better job of de-escalating tense situations, exhaust all other options before using force, give more warning before firing their guns and step in if they see fellow officers using force excessively.

October 14, 2021

Chicago Adopts Strict Foot Pursuit Policy

Chicago Adopts Strict Foot Pursuit Policy

Under the policy, which takes effect June 11, foot pursuits are "appropriate only when there is probable cause for an arrest or it is believed an individual has committed, is committing or is about to commit a crime."

May 27, 2021

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

[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

Louisville Police Union Says New Traffic Stop Rules Endanger Officers

The changes, which go into effect Aug. 1, say removing motorists from cars, patting them down and handcuffing them should not be employed “as a matter of routine” and should only be done based on factors that include the motorist’s behavior, size and history of assaulting officers or fleeing.

May 13, 2019

LAPD OIS Numbers Down 25%

The Los Angeles Police Department saw a 25% reduction in officer-involved shootings last year, compared to the previous year, according to a report presented to the Board of Police Commissioners Tuesday.

April 17, 2019

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

Video: RCMP Officer Speaks About Being First to Patrol with Permanent Blindness in One Eye

Video: RCMP Officer Speaks About Being First to Patrol with Permanent Blindness in One Eye

In 2012, First Constable Michael Jaszczyszyn of the Royal Canadian Mounted Patrol suffered the permanent loss of sight in his right eye due to a rare form of cancer. After training himself to fire his patrol rifle from his left side and practicing to improve his depth perception, Jaszczyszyn returned to patrol duties in December 2017. Since Jaszczyszyn returned to duty—changing RCMP policy in the process—two other Canadian officers with vision issues have also resumed active duty.

August 24, 2018

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

PowerDMS Announces the 2018 State of Policy in Law Enforcement Survey

For the third consecutive year, the survey will collect data and opinions from law enforcement leaders throughout the country to produce a comprehensive report on the current state of policy and training in policing today. To participate in the survey, visit www.stateofpolicy.com.

June 28, 2018

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