The Office of Police Oversight is making recommendations on use-of-force policies as part of a larger effort to re-write Austin Police Department’s General Orders. The revision of the Austin Police Department’s General Orders is a part of the City Council resolutions passed in June 2020.
The first step involves analyzing how APD’s current policies align with policy recommendations of 8 Can’t Wait, an initiative by Campaign Zero that advocates for policies that reduce use of deadly force by police.
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