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New Justice Department policy says agents must intervene if they see abuse

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The Justice Department has ordered federal agents to step in to “prevent or stop” excessive force by other members of law enforcement. The new policy is outlined in a memo issued Friday by Attorney General Merrick Garland. The change comes nearly two years after the 2020 death of George Floyd, a Minneapolis man who died under the knee of a local police officer. The policy, which is slated to take effect July 19, does not compel state and local police to follow a similar standard.
1 month ago·Washington, United States

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DOJ requires officers to intervene if they see another use excessive force as part of broader reform effort

The Justice Department will require its agents and law enforcement officers to intervene and render aid if they see another officer use excessive force against a detainee -- a policy change in tandem with a series of police reform measures that the Biden administration plans to announce in the coming days.

1 month ago·Atlanta, United States
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New York Times

Justice Dept. Orders Agents to Intervene if They See Police Violence

The changes, the first to the department’s use-of-force policy in 18 years, follow the murder of George Floyd and other incidents of police brutality.

1 month ago·New York, United States
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The Washington Post

New Justice Dept. policy says agents must intervene if they see abuse

A new Justice Department policy on when and how federal agents may use force requires them to intervene if they see an officer using excessive force -- a change that comes after the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer in front of other officers.

1 month ago·Washington, United States
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DOJ requires officers to intervene if they see another use excessive force as part of broader reform effort

By Evan Perez, Whitney Wild and Kaitlan Collins, CNNThe Justice Department will require its agents and law enforcement officers to intervene and render aid if they see another officer use excessive force against a detainee — a policy change in tandem with a series of police reform measures that the Biden administration plans to announce in the coming days.President Joe Biden’s push for sweeping police reforms through legislation, blocked by Repu…

1 month ago
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Raw Story

Justice Department orders feds to stop police brutality incidents they witness

This week marks the second year since George Floyd was murdered by a police officer kneeling on his neck as the public gathered, filmed and begged the officer to stop. This week, the Justice Department is issuing a directive for federal agents to act when they witness things like this in public, The Washington Post reported Monday evening. Attorney General Merrick Garland changed existing rules about any law enforcement under the DOJ to interven…

1 month ago·United States
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NBC News

DOJ issues new guidance on use of force by federal agents

The guidance says officers must intervene if they see agents using excessive force.

1 month ago·United States
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