Covering some of the details of police policy and practice

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Public Safety Committee meeting video here

President Waldron — the Council administrator — covered some nuts and bolts kinds of topics with (primarily) Deputy Meixell:

  • the genesis and process of policy change
  • the frequency of accreditor oversight (annually)
  • ability to make immediate changes in policy at local level (yes)Waldron
  • last major revision (approx 6 years ago)
  • correlation between use of force and injury
  • complaint system tracks claims of injury after arrest
  • gun used in all instances of deadly force (yes)
  • tasers
  • tracking of mental health calls (needs improvement)
  • officer compliance to reporting use of force (90+%)
  • body camera policy (all official police action)

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