- Failing to make life preservation the primary principle shaping police decisions about using force
- Failing to require officers to de-escalate situations, where possible, by communicating with subjects, maintaining distance, and otherwise eliminating the need to use force
- Allowing officers to choke or strangle civilians, in many cases where less lethal force could be used instead, resulting in the unnecessary death or serious injury of civilians
- Failing to require officers to intervene and stop excessive force used by other officers and report these incidents immediately to a supervisor.
Monday, January 25, 2016
Assessing police use of force policies
Austin, Houston and San Antonio figure into a chart from the national Black Lives Matter campaign's new police use of force project, with Houston PD's use of force policy faring particularly badly by their analysis.They based their analysis on four criteria: