The Chicago Police Department on Wednesday announced major changes are on the way regarding the department’s use of deadly force, a tone being set by top cops across the U.S. from NY to LA.
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie T. Johnson’s team told reporters his department’s 12,000 officers will undergo “rigorous” conflict de-escalation training set to be completed by the fall of 2017.
The training will include computer orientation and a four-hour in-person session, followed by an eight-hour scenario-based course in 2018, according to the Washington Post.
Deadly force, including chokeholds and weapon strikes to the head as well as the use of firearms must be used “only as a last resort,” in accordance with the department’s new policy. Read more (5/18/17)
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