New Justice Dept. policy says agents must intervene if they see abuse
The Justice Department has updated its use-of-force policy for the first time in 18 years, telling federal agents they have a duty to intervene if they see other law enforcement officials using excessive force — a change that follows years of protests over police killings.
The new policy is outlined in a memo issued Friday by Attorney General Merrick Garland, which circulated Monday among rank-and-file federal law enforcement agents.
The Washington Post reviewed a copy of the four-page memo addressed to the heads of the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol,...