Gov. Evers urges lawmakers to pass police use of force reform
After days of violent demonstrations wrought havoc on Wisconsin's two largest cities, Gov. Tony Evers is calling on state lawmakers to pass legislation that would reform use of force policies across the state.
For the past week, protesters have flooded the streets around the state and across the country in response to the death of George Floyd, who died while in police custody in Minneapolis. In
- That the primary duty of all law enforcement is to preserve the life of all individuals;
- That deadly force is to be used only as the last resort; that officers should use skills and tactics that minimize the likelihood that force will become necessary;
- That, if officers must use physical force, it should be the least amount of force necessary to safely address the threat; and that law enforcement officers must take reasonable action to stop or prevent any unreasonable use of force by their colleagues.