Posts tagged Chuck Wexler
#8: 'Reasonable' Restraint in Police Use of Force

For decades, police in the U.S. have used force under the Supreme Court's rule that they can do as much as appears "reasonably necessary" to accomplish their lawful goals. But after almost two years of national attention on police shootings of blacks, a major police professional organization has proposed -- for the first time -- that police use force less often and with more restraint than is legally required. Is this a turning point?

Chuck Wexler is Executive Director of the Washington D.C.-based Police Executive Research Forum.

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