Asheville PD Chief Says Seattle Force Policy Is Best Practice

In an article about Asheville, North Carolina's new use of force policy - which emphasizes de-escalation - Police Chief Tammy Hooper indicated that the Asheville PD consulted Seattle's use of force policy, which "reflect[s] similar best practices."  PARC has been overseeing implementation of a Consent Decree between the City of Seattle and United States in which the use of force policies of the Seattle PD were substantially revised to incorporate an express duty of officers to de-escalate situations when safe and feasible to do so.

PARC's Hassan Aden participated with Vera in facilitating the process that developed Asheville's new policy.

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