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Over 1,000 people are killed by police every year in America. Campaign Zero was formed in 2015 by a group of activists and researchers with the goal of collecting and publicizing police department data and practices in order to understand how to significantly reduce police violence.

Data shows that if police departments adopt eight reforms of when and how they use force there will be a significant drop in police violence—as much as 72% if all eight are followed together. The policies are as follows::

  1. Ban Chokeholds and Strangleholds

  2. Require De-Escalation

  3. Require Warning Before Shooting

  4. Exhaust All Alternatives Before Shooting

  5. Duty to Intervene

  6. Ban Shooting at Moving Vehicles

  7. Establish Use of Force Continuum

  8. Require All Force to Be Reported

Campaign Zero's #8CANTWAIT project encourages people to call on local, state, and federal lawmakers to take immediate action to adopt these data-driven policy solutions to end police violence and hold police accountable.

If you want to learn more about Campaign Zero's mission, their website has a wealth of resources, including research studies, articles, and other documents about the historical context, effectiveness, and key considerations for implementing Campaign Zero policy solutions.

Some of the most terrifying forms of civil rights violations that a person can face can come from the police officers that are sworn to serve and protect. United States Code Title 42, Section 1983 was specifically created to help victims of civil rights violations by police officers and other persons in authority. Lallande Law, PLC has experience successfully representing clients in civil rights claims, including cases that have involved catastrophic injuries to jail and prison inmates at the hands of law enforcement or other inmates. Lallande Law, PLC is strongly committed to the ideal of justice, and that commitment has helped us win multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts for clients whose civil rights were violated. If you or a loved one has experienced violence at the hands of law enforcement or while in law enforcement custody, your civil rights may have been violated. For a free initial consultation with Lallande Law, PLC to discuss your potential civil rights case, fill in the contact form or call (800) 308-8800.


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