Daily Archives: June 8, 2020

DC Police Banned Neck Restraints Years Ago; Council Wants to Make Law Clear

District leaders are prepared to introduce several pieces of criminal justice reform Tuesday, including strengthening the ban on use of neck restraints. But the News4 I-Team found that is already one of lower-occurring types of use of force complaints within D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department. “We’ve been relatively satisfied with the amount of incidents that we’ve seen that have utilized neck…

UMD Professor Weighs in on What ‘Defund the Police’ Means

As more protesters call for defunding police departments, it’s leaving many wondering what that actually means. A sociology professor at the University of Maryland, College Park who studies police-civilian relations as it relates to racial and social inequality says defunding means providing less money to police and more to social services. It does not mean eliminating all policing, he says….

Park Service Says Fence Near White House to Come Down

The National Park Service is calling a newly erected fence in front of a White House protest area temporary. Park Service spokeswoman Katie Liming said Monday that her agency and the Secret Service expect to reopen part of Lafayette Park in front of the White House on Wednesday. Liming says some areas of the park will remain closed to allow…