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Use of force policies associated with less police violence

By Wesley G. Jennings

Research published in Public Administration Review identified policies that lead to reductions in police violence – including the requirement that an officer report whenever they point a firearm at a civilian . For example, the adoption of a policy requiring officers to report when they point a firearm was associated with a “gradual, permanent reduction” in police shootings in Dallas, especially police shootings of unarmed people.

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