Nebraska College Preparatory Academy


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Nebraska College Preparatory Academy Senior Capstone Project, Spring 2022


Copyright © 2022 Ellia Mora


De-escalation training has been widely implemented by U.S. police agencies in the wake of adverse public reaction to recent controversial police use of force incidents. Despite the promotion from politicians, academics, expert panels, and the public, we are struggling to see the effects of de-escalation training on officers and police-citizen interactions. Police Brutality is classified as a situation where officers exercise undue or excessive force against a person(Amnesty International 2018). No national standard of training for police means that there is also no national standard on how police officers can be prosecuted for using lethal force improperly. This paper offers facts and findings from officials and experts on the the impact of de-escalation training.