Study: Tampa Police Officers Use Less Force When Wearing Body Cameras

Study: Tampa Police Officers Use Less Force When Wearing Body Cameras By Jana Jones October 26, 2016 TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A study conducted by University of South Florida researchers shows police who wear body cameras are likely to use less force than officers who don’t. “What were you assumptions before this study was completed?” Dr. Wesley Jennings asked. “The officers that …

More Agencies Revising Use-of-Force Policies

Denver Police Department Is Rewriting Its Use-Of-Force Policy New Denver Police Policy Will Encourage Officers to Use the Minimum Amount of Force Necessary By Noelle Phillips October 26, 2016 The Denver Police Department is rewriting its use-of-force policy to align it with the community’s changing expectations for how officers handle volatile situations and to reflect progressive policies recommended by national policing …

Cops: Man Who Shot 2 Boston Officers Didn’t Have Gun License

Cops: Man Who Shot 2 Boston Officers Didn’t Have Gun License October 13, 2016 A man who shot two Boston police officers responding to a report of a domestic disturbance was armed with a tactical shotgun and wearing body armor but didn’t have a gun license, authorities said Thursday. The officers were responding to a 911 call from a home …