Category: Non-Lethal Alternatives

By SOPHIA BOLLAG and DON THOMPSON,  Associated Press  SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 06/20 — California would lead the U.S. in significantly changing the standard for when police can fire their weapons under legislation that cleared its first hurdle Tuesday after an emotionally charged debate over deadly shootings that have roiled the country.

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By DAVID DISHNEAU, HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) 09/18 — Police in Maryland released body-camera video late Wednesday that shows an officer pepper-spraying a 15-year-old girl inside a police cruiser until she complies with orders to move her feet so that they can close the door.

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