Handle Serious Incidents Swiftly, Openly, and Neutrally
When serious incidents occur, including those involving alleged police misconduct and those that have the potential to damage community trust or confidence in the agency, agencies shall communicate with citizens and the media swiftly, openly, and neutrally, respecting areas where the law requires confidentiality. Policies should state what types of information will be released, when, and in what situation, to maintain transparency.
(Adapted from Action Items 1.3.2 and 2.2.5 from the Presidential Task Force on 21st Century Policing final report)
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