LA Sheriffs: There’s No ‘Safe’ Use of Police Force

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Montreal police take down a demonstrator. Photo by Yannick Gingras via Flickr

The “Guiding Principles” for policing, including the call to "de-escalate" potentially violent encounters, proposed earlier this year by the Police Executive Research Forum, get a thumbs-down from the president of the Association for Los Angeles County Sheriffs. He argues most don’t address the real-life challenges faced by cops on the front lines of our nation’s cities . . .

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