Police use of force should be limited, Eugene committee finds

Read the full report of recommendations here.

Posted: May 3, 2021 2:42 PM

EUGENE, Ore. – After much deliberation following protests for racial justice over the summer of 2020, a city committee on police policies has submitted its report to the Eugene City Council.

Among many other changes being recommended are limits to use of force by officers, including new restrictions on the use of force and munitions to disperse protests. Police would have to prove criminal activity is taking place and take several outlined de-escalation steps.

The committee’s recommendations begin on page 48 of the document, attached below.

Several other motions were passed, including recommended changes to the hiring and training process allowing for community input.

The committee also discussed policies involving body-worn cameras that would promote accountability, according to the report.

Below is the full report:

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