Review
use of force polices
Engage
with our community
Report
our findings and seek feedback
Reform
our use of force polices
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IMMEDIATE INITIATIVES WE'RE TAKING

WE'RE LISTENING

Shreveport Commission on Race, North Louisiana Interfaith,
NAACP, YWCA, We The People, Shreveport Young Adult Action Committee (SYAAC), and Community Congress for Justice

Amended Policies

The amended use of force policy includes changes to the duty to intervene and medical treatment sections. The duty to intervene policy requires officers "to prevent or stop the use of excessive force" by other officers, as well as any use of force that is "contrary to or inconsistent with the training of the Shreveport Police Department." The medical treatment policy requires officers to provide appropriate medical care to anyone who has "visible injuries, complains of being injured, or requests medical attention."

Prevent Racial Profiling

Racial profiling is strictly prohibited by SPD.

Improved Training

The Shreveport Police Department are providing extensive de-escalation training, as well as enhanced mental health training for first responders.

Stanglehold/Chokehold Ban

Chokeholds and strangleholds are banned except when necessary to save someone's life.

Citizen Review of Use of Force Policy

The Shreveport Race Commission will review SPD's Use of Force policy, participate in the citizen's training academy, and provide feedback to the administration.

Body Cams

This has been an unfunded need in SPD's budget for years. The City of Shreveport is working to identify funding for body cams. We are exploring grants, private funds, and federal dollars.

Crisis Intervention Program

We are evaluating existing funding for a crisis intervention program that will hire mental health counselors to address 911 mental health calls.

Citizen Review Board

We support the notion of a citizens' review board, but in the State of Louisiana, a citizen review board will not have the investigative powers requested without first reforming state law.

Legal Representation and Prosecution

Municipal governments do not dictate who prosecutes and who defends.

Prison Fund Allocations

The City of Shreveport does not control or expend funds for prisons.

Qualified Immunity Laws

Qualified Immunity is a federal law, which will require Congressional reform and is thus beyond municipal control.
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Post by 
Christina Parker
Mar
20
2020

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