Less Lethal Force: Proposed Standards for Massachusetts Law Enforcement Agencies

Group: American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts

URL: http://www.aclum.org/sites/all/files/education/less_lethal_report.pdf

Description

The report begins with a review of the types of less lethal weapons currently available to law enforcement, including chemical sprays, pepper spray, impact projectiles, electroshock weapons, and other devices (Section II). It then examines national legislative and legal landscape regarding less lethal weapons, including a review of recent lawsuits against police departments arising from the use of less lethal force (Section III and IV). A survey of current less lethal policies of major metropolitan police departments is set forth in Section V, covering Boston, New York, Seattle, and Los Angeles.

Tags

law enforcement, use of force, taser, electronic weapons, stun gun, pepper spray, less lethal

Other Attributes
Sub-location
Statewide
Categories
Sectors (Govt, Non-Profit, etc)
Non-Profit
Formats
PDF
Location in resource
N/A
Internet Available?
Yes
Has population data?
No
Mappable?
No
Updated?
No
Frequency
N/A
Year(s) of Publication
2004

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