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Report: Feds should create guidelines on less-lethal weapons
The report — released Friday by the Police Executive Research Forum, an organization dedicated to improving the professionalism of policing — examines how police departments handled the thousands of protests and civil unrest in the U.S. in the summer of 2020, after George Floyd was killed at the hands of officers in Minneapolis.
White House considers expanding limits on ‘no-knock’ warrant
A “no-knock warrant,” as its name implies, is an order from a judge that allows law enforcement officials with a search warrant to enter a home without announcing their presence first. It’s an exemption to usual practice; in most cases, the law requires that officers must knock and announce themselves before entering a private home to execute a warrant.
Justice Dept. inspector general to audit body cam policies
The review comes months after the department announced a pilot program allowing — for the first time — federally deputized task force officers to use body-worn cameras while serving arrest warrants or making planned arrests.
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