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Proposed New Hampshire Law Would Limit Police Use of Deadly Force

Police across New Hampshire are voicing their disapproval of a piece of proposed legislation that would revoke the legal authority law enforcement officers have to use deadly force during an arrest.

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FBI Announces Launch of National Use-Of-Force Data Collection

The FBI says that the goal of the collection is not to provide insight into specific use-of-force incidents, but instead to offer a comprehensive view of the circumstances, subjects, and officers involved in such incidents nationwide.

Washington Voters to Decide on Lowering Bar for Police Deadly Force Prosecutions

Voters in Washington will decide on Tuesday whether that state should lower the barrier to prosecuting police for use of deadly force. Ballot initiative 940 would remove the state's malice requirement, which says prosecutors must prove an officer acted with "evil intent" when bringing criminal charges for killing in the line of duty.

New York Man Awarded $1.5M in UOF Suit Calls for Mayor to Hire Outside Chief

A Syracuse man who was awarded $1.5 million for an incident in which he accused police of using excessive force in his arrest has asked the mayor to hire the next police chief from outside the agency.

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.

California UOF Legislation Inspired by Stephon Clark Shooting Shelved for the Year

California's Assembly Bill 931—a piece of legislation aimed at reducing the number of officer-involved shootings in California by modifying that state's legal standard for judging police officers' use of force from "reasonable" to "necessary"—will not move forward this year.

A Brief Review of the Flaws in California's AB 931 UOF Legislation

Assembly Bill 931 — otherwise known as the Police Accountability and Community Protection Act — is fatally flawed in its current form. Unpacking all of the problems with this piece of legislation is a monumentally difficult task, but I'll give it a shot — no pun intended.

Union President: California's Use-of-Force Reform Bill Endangers Police

"The ultimate goal of the ACLU on this bill is to incarcerate police officers. This bill will either cost police officers their lives or their jobs. It’s the ultimate in Monday morning quarterbacking."

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.

Detroit Officer Suspended for Allegedly Striking Combative Woman

According to Detroit Police Chief James Craig, officers had transported the woman — who was reportedly naked — to an area hospital, where she suddenly became very agitated, reportedly threatening hospital staff, spitting on various people, biting a security officer, and trying to bite a police officer.