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De-escalation techniques in the police force, are they working?




Police carry a detained man to a waiting police van after a march to City Hall for Freddie Gray, on Saturday. Authorities say 34 people were arrested in the protest over Gray, who died in police custody last week.
Police carry a detained man to a waiting police van after a march to City Hall for Freddie Gray, on Saturday. Authorities say 34 people were arrested in the protest over Gray, who died in police custody last week.
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 A new use-of-force policy begins at the Baltimore Police Department today, just as the Department of Justice prepares to issue a report into the behavior of officers there

The changes which put an emphasis on the quote, "Sanctity of life", also come a year after 25-year-old Freddie Gray died in the custody of Baltimore PD. One year ago, the LAPD began training officers to use similar de-escalation techniques. How are they working out?  

For more on how the new guidelines will play out in the field, I'm joined by  Maria Haberfeld, she's a professor of police science at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York.  

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