Dalton LaFerney Staff Writer email@example.com
Denton police will soon stop using force on people when making arrests or detaining alleged criminals. Instead, officers will respond with force to people’s resistance during encounters.
What’s the difference? Not much.
A change in the wording of the Denton Police Department’s internal policy manual will rename its “use of force” policy and call it the “response to resistance” policy. It is part of a trend in law enforcement to eliminate the authoritative associations with the word “force” and its use by police.