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No officers convicted by Iowa AG in force cases since 2004

According to an Associated Press investigation, Iowa's Attorney General hasn't convicted a police officer for improperly using force since at least 2004, which was the earliest date for which records are available.

Court: Portland crowd control covers journalists, observers

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday temporarily lifted a lower court’s preliminary injunction on federal law enforcement officers’ use of force, threats and dispersal orders against journalists and legal observers working at Portland protests.

Spokane Police Academy: Use of Force Demonstration

Spokane Police Academy trainer Officer Jake Jensen demonstrates the way officers are taught to take subjects, both compliant and combative, into custody, which can include putting the officer's weighted knee into the back or shoulder blades. New trainees are taught not to put the knee or shin to the back of the neck, but it may be used in circumstances where there is no other way to gain control of a combative subject.

Spokane police chief, ombudsman say they want to rewrite use-of-force policy

Spokane, unlike other municipalities, is vague in its application of less-than-lethal tactics as laid out in the police department’s Use of Force Policy, Logue said. Specifically, there’s little clarity in the department’s treatment of what Logue calls the “sanctity of life.”