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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

OR Trooper On Leave After Posting Video in Opposition to State's Vaccine Mandate
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

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

Martial Arts Master Warns New NYPD Arrest and Control Rules are Dangerous for Officers and Arrestees

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

Philadelphia Police Ordered to Wear Face Masks to Protect Against Coronavirus

LAPD Checking Officers' Temperatures Before Each Shift

Any LAPD officer with a temperature will be sent home immediately and directed to get medical treatment. “We are taking every step to ensure officers’ health,” Assistant Chief Horace Frank said.

March 31, 2020

San Francisco Public Defender Asks Police to Halt Arrests Amid Coronavirus Fears
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