Some Police Departments Say Publicizing Use-Of-Force Policies Builds Trust. Others Disagree
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.