Baltimore City Police Commissioner Michael Harrison has released a new 15-page use of force policy. The policy, which went into effect on Sunday, covers 11 core areas and is centered around reducing and resolving conflict.
From The Baltimore Sun:
At Tuesday’s press conference, Harrison said officers completed “several modules” of online training courses and 16 hours of in-class, scenario-based training. Additional training on use of force will be provided to officers next year.
The new plan is the first change of use-of-force policies approved by the monitoring team and the Department of Justice, Murphy said during the press conference. The previous policy “anticipated” required reforms of the consent decree.
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