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Judge Strikes Down "Vague" NYC Law Prohibiting Officers from Compressing Subject's Diaphragm

Manhattan Judge Laurence Love wrote in a 17-page opinion that phrasing in the law, passed in the wake of the in-custody death of George Floyd, was hard to define and ripe for confusion.

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Some Oregon Legislators Want to Create Police Use-of-Force Database

A bill heard by the Oregon House subcommittee Wednesday would require the state Criminal Justice Commission to create a new public database that captures reports on the use or threatened use of force by each police or corrections officer.

Utah Officer Faces Charges Following UOF Incident Involving K-9

An officer with the Salt Lake City Police Department faces charges of aggravated assault stemming from an April 2020 incident in which he allegedly ordered his K-9 to bite a subject who was reportedly compliant with commands to get on the ground and raise his hands.

Should Your Agency Resurrect the Use-of-Force Continuum?

When seconds mean lives and officers and other public safety professionals are responding from all directions, it's critical that someone shows leadership.

ACLU Sues Boston Police for Alleged Excessive Use of Force at Protests

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against the Boston Police Department for withholding records related to recent anti-police demonstrations.

NY Police Unions Sue Over City's New Use-of-Force Law

The “diaphragm clause” of the law — which allows for DAs to bring a misdemeanor charge if an officer uses any move during an arrest that could limit breathing — “stands to criminalize the lawful use of force, (and) threatens both police and public safety,” the lawsuit reads.

NYPD Chief to Command Staff at Meeting: "We Can't be Afraid" of New Force Law

Chief Terence Monahan was referencing officer hesitation caused by the city's new law that criminalizes even accidentally kneeling or sitting on a subject.

Virginia Officer Accused of Excessive Force, Indicted by Grand Jury

A grand jury indicted an officer with the Fairfax County (VA) Police Department accused of assaulting a man who—according to available body-camera video footage—was not actively resisting when he was stunned and placed under arrest in an incident in early June.

8 Louisiana Officers Indicted on Charges of Excessive Use of Force

Eight officers with the Shreveport (LA) Police Department are now accused of using excessive force against two men a prosecutor said had "raised their hands ... in an apparent attempt to surrender without resistance" following a police pursuit.

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Daigle Law Group to Hold Use-of-Force Summit in December

Issues covered include: use-of-force trends, de-escalation and incapacitation, developing scenario-based training, how video is being weaponized, crowd control and First Amendment protection, force reporting and force investigation, public perception of police and use of force, and police and media relations.

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