When can Redmond Police Officers use deadly force?

Redmond Police may use deadly force only when the officer reasonably believes that the action is in defense of human life, including the officer’s own life, or in defense of any person in imminent danger of serious physical harm. An officer may use deadly force when the officer reasonably believes it to be necessary to affect the arrest or prevent the escape of a criminal suspect when the officer has probable cause to believe that the person has committed or intends to commit a felony involving the infliction or threatened infliction of serious physical harm or death. When feasible, a verbal warning should precede the use of lethal (deadly) force. 


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1. Do the Redmond Police wear body cameras?
2. Does the Redmond Police Department have clear standards for when force can be used?
3. Does the Redmond Police Department allow chokeholds?
4. When can Redmond Police Officers use deadly force?
5. What is the Community Equity Action Team?
6. How do Community Members get involved with the Redmond Police Department?
7. Does the Redmond Police Department require officers to exhaust all alternatives before using deadly force?
8. Does the Redmond Police Department ban shooting at moving vehicles?
9. Does the Redmond Police Department have a use of force continuum?
10. Do Redmond Police Officers receive any training on implicit bias, racism or prejudice?
11. Does the Redmond Police Department investigate themselves if deadly force is used?
12. What is the expectation of a Redmond Police Officer who observes excessive force?
13. How does the Redmond Police Department track use of force in their agency?
14. Do the Redmond Police provide immediate medical assistance after a use of force?
15. Does the Redmond Police Department share employee information with other departments if an employee leaves after discipline?
16. Does the Redmond Police have a policy about filming the police?
17. Does RPD have any surplus military equipment received under the federal 1033 program?
18. What kind of de-escalation training do Redmond Police Officers receive?
19. How do we learn about your police union contracts?
20. How do I file a complaint on a Redmond Police Employee?
21. Does the Redmond PD follow the six pillars of the 21st Century Policing Task Force report released by the Obama administration in 2015?