Duty To Intervene Policies Aim To Prevent Officers From Using Excessive Force

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Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison. (Gerald Herbert/AP)
Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison. (Gerald Herbert/AP)

In 2016, Minneapolis police added a “duty to intervene" policy, saying officers are required to “either stop or attempt to stop another sworn employee when force is being inappropriately applied or is no longer required.”

Other police departments have incorporated similar polices including the Baltimore Police Department, which has been using the Ethical Policing Is Courageous (EPIC) program to prevent officers from using excessive force.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison and former police officer Arthur Rizer about duty to intervene policies.

This segment aired on July 20, 2020.



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