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New Jersey's Use of Force Policy to Change for the Better

By Robert G. Stahl Esq., NJ & NY Criminal Defense Lawyer posted in Law Enforcement, Civil Rights, Reasonable Opportunity, Non-Lethal Weapons, Disproportionate Use of Force, De-escalation on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Gurbir Grewal, the New Jersey State Attorney General, recently announced a new policy that will affect the State’s more than 38,000 police officers beginning on December 31, 2021. The change comes after two years of study into racial disparities and other issues involving the use of force in New Jersey. The new rules, which will limit the use of force, ban using police dogs on suspects who are simply resisting arrest and require departments to review every incident where force was used, are focused on protecting the “sanctity of human life.”

Tags: Law Enforcement, Civil Rights, Reasonable Opportunity, Non-Lethal Weapons, Disproportionate Use of Force, De-escalation

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