Nationwide, there have been horrific instances of police force that avoid prosecution despite appearing closer to abuse or even murder rather than law enforcement. How is that allowed? We’ll help you find out.
One place to look for answers is the police department’s use of force policy.
MuckRock wants to help make it easier to begin to understand what guidelines currently existing, which can help find problems with existing policies or highlight when they’re not actually enforced.
Add your police department by clicking through to the Assignment below, and we’ll ask it for its policies around use of force. You can find existing requests here.