The Bridge from De-Escalation to the Use of Force: Legal & Behavioral Considerations
“Why didn’t the officer use de-escalation? Why didn’t the officer try harder to de-escalate the situation?” These are frequent questions voiced by well-meaning citizens. Attorney & Advanced Force Science® Specialist Von Kliem will discuss legal and behavioral concepts that bridge de-escalation, persuasion, and the use-of-force. When are officers justified in their decisions to stop talking and force compliance? You will learn the current state of law relative to creating exigency, imminence, and minimum force arguments. Then, you will learn approaches to analyze and justify reasonable force responses.