Major U.S. Police Groups Agree on De-Escalation Policy

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The nation's leading law enforcement organizations today issued what they called a consensus policy on police use of force that emphasizes de-escalation. The groups said the policy "takes into account and reflects the broad views and experience of the field - ranging from a line officer to an executive."  The groups agreed that, "An officer shall use de-escalation techniques and other alternatives to higher levels . . .

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