East Lansing, Michigan hosted a public hearing in March on police use of force that included experts and community members. Center Policy Director Angie Weis Gammell was invited to speak at this hearing on best practices for use of force policies.
Weis Gammell presented the American Law Institute’s Use of Force Principles and discussed how East Lansing could improve their policies and outcomes. She emphasized the need for force to be minimal and proportional. She also spoke about how policies and training must consider vulnerable populations, including how to respond to individuals in crisis in ways that minimize the risk of harm.
Read media coverage of the hearing by WILX, The State News, and East Lansing Info.