- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 13, 2016

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Cheyenne police had more people than ever resisting arrest in 2015.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports (https://bit.ly/1nimzjr ) that as the Cheyenne Police Department began compiling its annual report, officials found the number of people who needed above-standard force had increased 19 percent.

Officials say the department typically arrests 3,000 people each year. Of those, 218 people needed more force than the standard handcuffing procedures. Officials say in 169 of those above-standard force arrests the suspect used physical force on the officer.

Cheyenne Police Chief Brian Kozak says the increase in unruly arrests may be attributed to Cheyenne’s rising population, changing attitudes toward police and intoxication.

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Information from: Wyoming Tribune Eagle, https://www.wyomingnews.com

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