As California debated a new law limiting when police can use deadly force, advocates pointed to Seattle as an example of a place that’s benefited from a similar policy. The Seattle Police Department has made a lot of changes in recent years, and its use of force is way down. The Force of Law season finale explores how Seattle’s experience may inform California’s future, as the most populous state adapts to new laws that require more de-escalation training and limits on when police can shoot.
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Force of Law
- Part 1 Force of Law
- Part 2 Cycles The first episode looks back at the decade since police shot and killed Oscar Grant and the momentum created by last year’s death of Stephon Clark.
- Part 3 Split Lobbying is under way in California's Capitol for two vastly different approaches to reduce police shootings across the state.
- Part 4 The Deciders
- Part 5 The Line This episode focuses on the risks police officers face and explains why many say the final version of a bill no longer puts them in greater danger.
- Part 6 From Bill to Law
- Part 7 Breakdowns How will California's new laws meant to reduce police shootings affect how officers respond to calls to help people in mental crisis?
- Part 8 Looking North As California debated a new law limiting when police can use deadly force, advocates pointed to Seattle as a place that's benefited from a similar policy.