New York bill seeks to limit police use of deadly force

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New York’s attorney general is proposing legislation to overhaul the use of force by police, in many cases requiring de-escalation tactics and other measures before officers take lethal action.

Attorney General Letitia James said Friday the bill introduced recently in the state legislature would codify a use-of-force continuum that some departments, including the NYPD, use.

“It will mandate that an officer only use deadly force when they truly believe it is necessary,” James said.

James, a Democrat, highlighted the legislation at a news conference days before the first anniversary of…

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