- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 5, 2016

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - The Nassau County Police Department’s refurbished use-of-force policy pushes de-escalation tactics, tracks the incidents involving physical force reviewed by top officials and limits the use of the chokehold.

Newsday reports (https://nwsdy.li/29v9v5N ) the new guidelines take effect Friday. They come about two years after the department started its first major review of the policy in more than 30 years in the wake of two high-profile shootings involving police officers.

The new guidelines include changes to the scope of the department’s Deadly Force Review Board and require the creation of a report any time an officer uses physical force. That allows the department to track data and spot trends and trouble spots.

Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter says the changes reflect a national evolution in law enforcement.

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Information from: Newsday, https://www.newsday.com

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