The San Jose police chief said officers will no longer use rubber projectiles simply to disperse crowds. However, he still feels the department can't ban them altogether.
The San Jose police chief publicly highlighted his policy changes, including an order to not use rubber projectiles simply to disperse crowds. But he still feels the department can't ban them altogether.
San Jose police chief restricts the use of rubber bullets and projectiles used for crowd control. “What the police chief has done clearly has started the conversation,” said San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo. “It’s a very good step.”
San Jose police chief Eddie Garcia tweeted that while the police department already bans chokeholds “as a controlled technique to overcome resistance,” it would further clarify to bar the chokehold use of “any body part to apply pressure to the neck.”
San Jose's police chief said he spoke with Derrick Sanderlin, a community activist who has helped train police in bias and says he was shot in the groin with a rubber projectile fired by police. "I assured him we will be investigating this incident."
San Jose Police Chief Eddie Garcia said that the department's police officers have only used non-lethal force in recent days against "agitators" who have attempted to harm law enforcement during otherwise peaceful protests.
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