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Use of Force Policies

1. Locate two law enforcement agencies' use-of-force policies.
2. Compare and contrast each policy.
3. Create one final policy that covers the best of each policy.
4. Why did you choose the elements for your policy?
5. Explain how you would investigate a case where an officer fatally shot a suspect according to your newly developed policy.

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1. Locate two law enforcement agencies' use-of-force policies.

The Detroit Michigan Police Department's policy on use of force is pertinent upon officers adhering to policies and procedures established that require appropriate precautions when interacting with prisoners, suspects, and detainees. Officers must use appropriate restraints and force when arresting a unruly suspect or subduing an unruly prisoner. Therefore, the use of force in incarceration institutions must be videotaped and when possible in the field on Dash Cams. Nevertheless, if the officer cannot film altercation he or she must adhere to the policy and regulations set forth by the department. In regard to prison, officers cannot handcuff any prisoner to benches for any period of time longer than necessary (Detroit Mi. Gov., 2012).

Chicago Police Department's Use of Force Policy is predicated upon the level of resistance provided by the subject. This level of aggression could result in minimal use of force or escalate to the use of deadly force depending upon the aggression displayed by the subject. This policy is predicated upon ensuring that the subject is controlled with the amount of ...

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The expert uses the force policies. One final policy that covers the best of each policy is created.

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