Louisiana State Police promise more transparency, reforms within agency
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Officials with Louisiana State Police (LSP) held a news conference on Friday, Sept. 10 to respond to explain reforms within the law enforcement agency.
Col. Lamar Davis also spoke in response to a recent Associated Press article about the agency’s internal investigations of traffic stops involving Ronald Greene and Aaron Bowman.
Greene died following his arrest in 2019.
Col. Davis says he is implementing the following changes to the law enforcement agency:
- Bring diversity to Louisiana State Police and making the command team more diverse. ‘Diversity is value added’, says Col. Davis
- Duty to Intervene policy- additional tools to stop excessive force regardless of rank or status.
- Mandated body cameras – Supervisors will review officer body cam footage every quarter.
- Use of force; ban of choke holds, no weapons around head or neck and use of less than lethal weapons
- Implicit bias training- to decrease biases
- De-escalation training programs which gives an opportunity to approach situations to get the best outcome.
- Fourth investigative unit to investigate officer related shootings and jail related deaths.
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