PA politicians get feedback on proposals to limit use of deadly force by police

08.29.19 | Brandon Dickson

Democratic legislators held a hearing this week on plans to change the rules that dictate when officers can use force and what kind they can deploy.

The proposed changes include requiring officers to use de-escalation techniques and non-lethal options before deploying deadly force.

Cops would also have to demonstrate that using lethal options was necessary due to a "threat to life."

Another bill would create a database to track police officers' misconduct.