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Police officials weigh in on reassessing use-of-force training

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Do police use-of-force policies put public safety at risk?
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Do police use-of-force policies put public safety at risk?

This Thursday, hundreds of officers will attend a conference in Washington, D.C., focused on rethinking use-of-force training.

This Thursday, hundreds of officers will attend a conference in Washington, D.C., focused on rethinking use-of-force training. 

The meeting, organized by the Police Executive Research Forum, attempts to address the breakdown in trust between law enforcement and their communities sparked by a series of high profile officer-involved deaths. 

Joining the discussion about how his police department is tackling these issues is Oakland Police Chief Sean Whent. Former Lt. Dennis Tueller, who helped develop the "21-foot rule" for police training, also joins the conversation, and Greg Meyer, former captain for the Los Angeles Police Department, talks about his stance on use-of-force policies.

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