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What police reform looks like from within

Posted on AllSides January 19th, 2022
From The Center
criminal justice, police reform
Tyler LaRiviere/Chicago Sun-Times via AP

In recent weeks, police officers in New Haven, Connecticut, have been given a new rule to follow on the beat. In dangerous situations, they must not only use deadly force as a last resort but also “employ de-escalation and mitigation techniques to the greatest extent practicable.” It is an example of police reform reflected in more than 140 new state laws since the eruption of protests in 2020 following the murder of George Floyd and other controversial killings by police.

New Haven’s new policy, as in many places, comes with...

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