It’s not a chokehold: Study argues police should be able to use ‘safe and effective’ vascular neck restraints

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‘It’s important to note that VNR is distinctly different from a chokehold.’ WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Several cities have banned their local police departments from using any kind of neck restraints in the wake of multiple high-profile deaths in recent years. While the use of a chokehold can impair a suspect’s ability to breathe, a new …

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Police brutality leaves a long-lasting detrimental effect on victims

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BUFFALO, N.Y. — Police brutality is an all-too familiar subject for Americans, with many dying at the hands of law enforcement — including the tragically well-known names of Michael Brown, George Floyd, and Tamir Rice. However, research shows that many survivors who endured violent police treatment struggle with long-lasting consequences such as depression, drugs, and …

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Officer Friendly: Brief Door-To-Door Visits From Police Greatly Improve Trust In Law Enforcement

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. — What can police officers do to regain some trust among their local communities? It’s a complex question, but researchers from Yale University are offering up a fairly simple answer. According to their research, police can greatly improve local attitudes toward law enforcement by making brief and friendly door-to-door visits. Let’s face it: …

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Police less proactive after negative public scrutiny, study finds

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AUSTIN, Texas — Here’s a fact that is indisputable, regardless of a person’s personal feelings towards police: It’s hard to be a cop. Unlike most other jobs, police officers put themselves in harm’s way on a daily basis, and are also subject to a great deal of scrutiny. Sometimes that scrutiny is well deserved, but just …

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Study: Killing of unarmed black men by cops ‘a police problem, not a white police problem’

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NEWARK, N.J. — Much has been debated about the numerous high-profile cases of white police officers fatally shooting unarmed black men in recent years. A recent study may change your opinion.  Researchers say that shoddy police tactics and bad laws contribute more to the disproportionate killing of suspects than bad policemen out for blood. In other words, …

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Police officers working afternoon shift are twice as tired, study finds

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BUFFALO — Just like anyone else, cops get tired. But police officers working afternoon shifts are especially more likely to feel fatigued, and consequently prone to making more mistakes on duty, a new study finds. Researchers at the University of Buffalo analyzed data that detailed shifts worked by 308 local police officers, along with their …

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