Law Enforcement MUST be trained to use non-violent means to resolve an incident BEFORE using force.
Instruction in effective de-escalation and communication techniques is critical.
These changes are important as these deaths continue to happen and are having serious consequences in the public's trust and confidence in police.
Our goal is to ensure that officers are properly educated and trained before they are in the field to reduce risk of injury or death not only to officers but also to civilians.
As a result of extensive research conducted by the Innocence Project, it is our view that a
compelling argument can be made that crisis intervention and de-escalation training is a constitutional imperative under the principles of fundamental justice -
Our Rights and Freedoms MUST constitutionally govern police use of force.