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Politics, Press, Police Use-of-Force, De-Policing, and Deadly Hesitation

California Governor Gavin Newsom, Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren, and NYPD Police Commissioner James O'Neill (left to right) have all made headlines in the past couple of weeks that may lead to worsening the continuing trends of deadly hesitation and de-policing in America. Images courtesy of Facebook.

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Dave Smith: But Will They Change?

A new study's findings refute social activists' assumptions about police shootings and race.

(Video) How To Deal with the Media After a Use-of-Force Incident

Kevin Davis discusses how law enforcement agencies can do a better job of dealing with the news media following a use-of-force incident. The days of "no comment" are long since gone.

(Video) Improving Use-of-Force Investigations for Police Officers

Veteran law enforcement officer and author Kevin Davis discusses how to improve use-of-force investigations, and shares some of the mistakes agencies tend to make.

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."

California Assembly Approves Use-of-Force Reform Bill

The California state assembly has unanimously passed a piece of proposed legislation that would change the justification for police to use deadly force from the U.S. Supreme Court's "reasonable" to "necessary."

California Legislature Passes Bill on De-Escalation, Use of Force Policies

If the bill becomes law, police agencies would have to adhere to statewide requirements that officers be instructed in ways to de-escalate confrontations. Officers would also be required to receive training in dealing with individuals who are homeless, mentally ill, in distress, or under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

CA Police Academy Grads Taught History of Police-Minority Relations

Much of the course material was presented by Greg Woods, a lecturer in the university’s Justice Studies department, who zig-zagged from the Enlightenment to slavery to the Zoot Suit Riots to the present.

Houston Police Investigation Into Deadly January Drug Raid Completed

The Houston Police Department has completed its investigation into a drug raid in January that left a man and woman dead.