Can Meditation Reduce Police Stress, Use of Force?

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US Capitol Police march in honor of slain officers Jacob Chestnut and John Gibson, July 1998. Photo by Elvert Barnes, via Flickr

Several thousand officers have been trained in “mindfulness” in cities like Dallas, Boston and Seattle, as well as towns across Oregon, California and Wisconsin. Proponents champion the practice as a way to treat the high rates of post-traumatic stress disorder among police and reduce excessive use of force . . .

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