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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.

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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.

Phoenix PD Implements New Gun Pointing Policy, Announces More Mental Health Training and Full Rollout of Body Cameras

Chief Williams said she expects the new "Pointed Gun at Person" (PGP) reports will help the department track how many times officers can de-escalate potentially deadly situations.

MO Congressman Proposes Bill Requiring Federal Officers to Only Use Force as "Last Resort"

The measure also would require state and local governments to pass similar standards for their police agencies or face a cutoff of federal law enforcement aid.

Tactics and Training: Legal Grounds for Using Force

Some agencies have policies and training that are not current with the law.

Controversial Legislation: The California Compromise

Golden State politicians wanted to make "necessary" the standard for police to use deadly force, but they settled for "reasonable."

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.

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.

Controversial California UOF Legislation Hits Sudden, Unexpected Snag

The bill — which was authored by Assembly member Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) and Assembly member Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) — was referred by the Senate back to Senate Rules Committee on Thursday.

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."