Duty to Intervene and Duty to Report Excessive Force
The agency has a written directive that requires every officer, regardless of rank, to have a duty and responsibility to intervene with any other officer’s use of force that clearly exceeds agency directives and training regarding what is objectively reasonable under the circumstances. The agency’s written directive must also clearly state that all officers, regardless of rank, have a duty and responsibility to prevent the use of excessive force, and to report, in writing, any use of excessive force to a supervisor or the agency’s governing body, as applicable. This directive will be included in the annual Use of Force training. This directive applies to both sworn and non-sworn.
Prohibition Against Chokeholds
Duty to Render Aid
Body Worn Camera
Texas Occupations Code §1701.655 establishes requirements for body worn camera policies for law enforcement agencies implementing a body worn camera program. The list below includes the items required to appear in your agency’s policy.
The policy must include:
Two sample policies are provided below. The samples should be amended to fit any of your agency’s individual requirements.