Policy Consideration: Lessons Learned Recommendations from Civil Rights Litigation
Develop comprehensive policies and procedures that
- Comply with applicable law
- Reflect the generally accepted policing practices on searches and seizures
- Are consistent with community priorities for enforcement
Establish a system for regular review of documentation and video within the specific timeframes outlined in departmental policies
- Reviews should assess completeness, accuracy, legal sufficiency, and adherence to policy
The information provided above has come directly from the consent decree language, which can be accessed by clicking on each corresponding city’s consent decree. This information is intended to guide departments on decisions and actions to improve their Constitutional policing practices. Additional resources and information may be needed to implement these recommendations successfully. For assistance in implementing recommendations, contact the Knowledge Lab team.