Chattanooga Police Reviewing Use of Force Policy

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – Today the Chattanooga police department held a press conference concerning use of force.

Chief Celeste Murphy said there isn’t anything wrong with the current policy, but she thinks it’s time to update it in light of recent national events.

She said the policy has recently been looked over but there are plans to look over it again.

“The difference this time will be that we just want to take an extra look at it,” she said. “To make sure it is streamlined, clean and understandable. Not only by the public but also by the officers of this police department.”

This time she wants to use a panel to help bridge the gap between the community and the police.

She said the panel is just an idea at this moment and does not have yet any specific information on it.

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