In a recent article published on the popular online magazine, Truthout, CELA VOICE blogger and police misconduct lawyer, Jim DeSimone, explains why police officers need to be properly trained in order to avoid unnecessary use of force against individuals, especially those who have disabilities. In most jobs and occupations, safety training is provided to avoid injury to employees and customers. When employers intentionally fail to provide proper safety policies and training to avoid injury, or ignore obvious accommodations to an individual employee or customer, the companies or government entities can be held liable for substantial sums to compensate the injured party. Jim shows how inadequate police training has led to unnecessary death or injury and the resulting costs to the families involved as well as taxpayers.
Read the full article here: “We Need “Peace” Officers! It’s Time for Crisis Intervention Training”