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Use of Force Policies

Law enforcement’s application of force - from minor restraints to pepper spray to lethal firearms - is guided by its use-of-force policy. These policies provide entry into department culture, as well as training and reporting requirements.

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In addition to current policies, you can ask for changes to policy over a certain time frame, such as the last fives years.

Sample FOIA request of this type

https://www.muckrock.com/foi/winston-salem-4573/use-of-force-policy-winston-salem-police-department-18948/

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Samuel Sinyangwe / Campaign Zero