From 90.5 WESA:

But the scenario of criminals deliberately pushing police officers’ boundaries to trigger unnecessary use of force is ludicrous, said Arthur Rizer, director of criminal justice research at the R Street Institute, a conservative-leaning research organization based in Washington, D.C.

“It is outrageous behavior by police departments to not already have this on their websites,” he said.

Rizer – a former police officer and federal prosecutor – also mentioned that not publishing use-of-force policies hinders elected officials’ ability to set policy.

“You cannot make good decisions without good data; garbage in, garbage out,” he said.

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