Women Officers Better at De-Escalation, Chief Says

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As young street cops in Minneapolis, Janeé Harteau and her partner, Holly Keegel, were called out to investigate a man brandishing a gun. They recognized him and braced for the worst, but he surrendered without a fight. The reason, he told them, was simple: They had treated him with dignity, even when they handcuffed him and took him to jail, the chief recalled. "If you look statistically, at not just uses of force but accusations of excessive force, they are . . .

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