Denver Police Announce Major Changes to Use-Of-Force Policy
The Denver Police Department announced policy changes regarding chokeholds, body cameras and more Sunday night (June 7)
The Denver Police Department have updated their use-of-force policy to ban chokeholds and "carotid compression techniques" that stop blood from flowing to the head or neck. They also updated a reporting policy for officers that draw their gun on a suspected criminal. Now, officers will have to report every instance to their supervisor.
Additionally, Denver Police SWAT units are now required to activate their body cameras "when executing tactical operations" they say in a press release.
Last week we told you about a proposed bill that would strip officers of their immunity in shooting cases, allowing the victim or victim's family to sue the officer personally.