In a recent Civil Dialogue episode focused on the protests and riots after George Floyd's death, Representative LaKeshia Myers (D-Milwaukee) and Wisconsin Professional Police Association executive director Jim Palmer discussed Governor Tony Evers endorsing the "Use of Force" reform legislation, Assembly Bill 1012. The bill would require each law enforcement agency to ensure that its publicly available policy on the use of force incorporates that deadly force is to be used only as a last resort, and that the Law Enforcement Standards Board develop a model use of force policy for law enforcement agencies. "I think that this is a first step among many of resurrecting some of the legislation that has been talked about or discussed by people on both sides of the aisle as far as what we can do to make sure that we are holding officers more accountable," Rep. Myers said. "Every one of the principles that that bill would require is already well represented in Wisconsin...I think it's a valid topic of discussion from a public policy perspective as to whether or not those provisions should be codified," Palmer responded.

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