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File #: 20-884    Version: 1
Type: Public Safety Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/5/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 8/18/2020 Final action:
Title: Police Department Duty Manual Amendments. - RENUMBERED FROM ITEM 4.1
Attachments: 1. Memorandum from Mayor, Jones, Diep & Carrasco, 8/18/2020, 2. Memorandum, 7/27/2020, 3. Memorandum from Arenas, 8/17/2020, 4. Letters from the Public


Police Department Duty Manual Amendments. - RENUMBERED FROM ITEM 4.1


(a) Approve amendments to the Police Department Duty Manual referenced as one through five in the July 27, 2020 Memo that follow the direction provided by the City Council as part of the police reforms work plan.

(b) Direct the City Manager to:

(1) Strengthen amendment six, to ban the use of rubber bullets in any crowded setting.

(2) Ban the use of the Carotid Restraint for any purpose other than self-defense of the officer or defense of another person, and only where the officer or other person’s life is under imminent and serious threat of death--commensurate with the necessary predicate for the use of a firearm.

CEQA: Not a Project, File No. PP17-008, General Procedure and Policy Making resulting in no changes to the physical environment. (Police)

[Deferred from 8/11/2020 - Item 4.1 (20-851)]