“We conclude that policemen, like teachers and lawyers, are not relegated to a watered-down version of constitutional rights.”
–Garrity v. New Jersey (1967) 385 U.S. 493
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February 2017 – Talking Tactics and De-escalation
These are the two issues that the Police Commission most critically focus on when reviewing your categorical use of force. An officer was recently given an Administrative Disapproval by the Police Commission, in part, because he and his partner did not specifically discuss edged weapon tactics on the way to a 415 Woman with a Knife radio call. And, you can be sure, that the topic of de-escalation will be the first thing that the Commission looks at in every use of force that results in injury or death of a suspect. [Full article]
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