DOJ’s new policy requires officers to stop others from using excessive force

DOJ’s new policy requires officers to stop others from using excessive force

This post was originally published on this site The policy spells out situations in which officers have an “affirmative duty” — to prevent or stop other officers from using excessive force, and to render or call for medical aid when it’s needed. (Image credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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Two years after Floyd’s death, little movement on police reform in Washington

Two years after Floyd’s death, little movement on police reform in Washington

This post was originally published on this siteBiden was an outspoken supporter of the racial justice movement that arose after George Floyd died. Now he often speaks more about the need to fund and bolster the police.

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Biden’s ‘fund the police’ comment draws backlash from some BLM activists, support from others

Biden’s ‘fund the police’ comment draws backlash from some BLM activists, support from others

This post was originally published on this siteDuring his State of the Union, President Joe Biden said America should “fund the police.” One congressman said this sounded like Trump’s “old lines.”     

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New York shootings an early test for former cop-turned-mayor

New York shootings an early test for former cop-turned-mayor

This post was originally published on this site Gun violence has rocked the first three weeks of Eric Adams’ tenure as mayor of New York, piling pressure on the ex-cop to deliver on his promise to improve public safety in America’s largest city. A shooting Friday in the neighborhood of...

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Local elections yield mix results on police reform

Local elections yield mix results on police reform

This post was originally published on this siteDanielle Kurtzleben speaks with Phillip Atiba Goff, CEO of the Center for Policing Equity, about the different police reform initiatives on ballots in cities across the country this week.

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