What are the Moline Police Department's use of force guidelines?

It is the policy of the Moline Police Department that police officers only use the amount of force that is reasonable to effectively bring an incident under control, while protecting the lives of officers and other persons. Use of force is in response to the behavior of the citizen during the event.  Chokeholds are prohibited use of force unless deadly force is justified.  The type of neck restraint witnessed in Minneapolis in the death of George Floyd is not used or allowed by the Moline Police Department. All Moline police officers are required to file a detailed report when use of force is applied. Those reports are reviewed by three supervisors before being sent to Administration for final review.

Officers file a detailed incident report when involved in a use of force. The Moline Police Department handles nearly 60,000 incidents each year and less than one quarter of 1% of the interactions involve use of force.



MOLINE PD USE OF FORCE STATISTICS




2016-2019






Year

Use of Force Incidents

Total Police Incidents

Percentage Per Incident





2019

103

60,046

0.172%

2018

109

56,723

0.192%

2017

115

54,791

0.210%

2016

113

54,739

0.206%

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1. What police accountability procedures does the city have in place?
2. What are the Moline Police Department's use of force guidelines?
3. Does the Moline Police Department have any citizen oversight for use of force and misconduct?
4. Do Moline Police wear body cameras? Are there any repercussions if an officer turns off his or her camera during an incident?
5. Can a Police Officer be decertified?
6. What ongoing training has the Moline Police Department required of its officers?
7. What policies does the Moline Police Department have in place other than training to reduce bias profiling?
8. Is the Police Department a diverse organization?
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