Prioritize De-Escalation and Tactical Withdrawal
Direct police departments across the state to revise use
of force policies and training to prioritize de-escalation
and to clarify the instances when officers should engage
in tactical withdrawal. Policies and training should orient
officers toward least harmful decisions possible.
An open letter to Mayor Lyda Krewson from Rebeccah Bennett and Zachary Boyers, Co-chairs of Forward Through Ferguson, on the public safety opportunity in front of our region. Click here to download a pdf of the open letter. Mayor Krewson, The retirement of Police Chief Sam Dotson represents a new day for public safety in St. Louis….