A Call for Additional Training & Accountability.
Since 9/11, we have seen money allocated for training purposes being depleted in order to fund needed equipment to respond to terrorism within the borders of the United States. The Gala Group recognizes that our society is quite concerned with the excessive use of force by a small number of police officers in the United States. Although there are decisions that address the use of deadly physical force [Tennessee v. Gardner, 471 U.S. 1 (1985), and Graham v. Connor, 490 U.S. 386 (1989)] and provide guidance to law enforcement personnel, there continues to be a question to some law enforcement officers as to the point where the degree of force changes, and this is where the expertise of the trainers at TGG becomes invaluable.
The following are recent incidents of questionable use of deadly physical force:
Police officers prosecuted for use of deadly force
July 29, 2015 - University of Cincinnati Officer Indicted in Shooting Death of Samuel Dubose
University of Cincinnati police officer who shot man during traffic stop charged with murder
Texas: Trooper in traffic stop violated policy
Six Officers Charged with Baltimore Suspect’s Death
-- State’s attorney says arrest was illegal and treatment in custody amounted to murder
Fri., May 1, 2015
April 23, 2015: (3) Friends: Man's death after arrest reveals Baltimore dynamics
Tues., April 21, 2015: (2) Freddie Gray in Baltimore: Another City, Another Death in the Public Eye
(1) Baltimore Officers Suspended Over Death of Freddie Gray Are Identified
Mon. April 13, 2015; Tulsa deputy charged with 2nd-degree manslaughter
2015 APR 10th - 10 Calif. deputies put on leave after suspect's beating
2015 APR 8th: South Carolina Officer Is Charged With Murder of Walter Scott
February 27, 2015: Lawyer: 2nd autopsy in police shooting contradicts officials
Lawyer: Second autopsy shows officers shot man from behind
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