Appeals Court Upholds Seattle Police Policy on Using Force
US News
September 19, 2017

“A federal appeals court panel has unanimously upheld the Seattle Police Department’s policy on the use of force by officers.

“The department adopted the policy under its 2012 reform agreement with the U.S. Justice Department. The policy dictates that when necessary, officers shall only use “objectively reasonable force, proportional to the threat or urgency of the situation.” It also requires them to use de-escalation techniques when it’s safe to do so.”

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