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Demands to the City of Greensboro

4. Stop the police from being violent with us.

a. Pass an Ordinance Requiring the Adoption of a Use of Force Policy that restricts police from physically harming us and: 

b. Prohibits the use of chemical agents, sound cannons, and bullets- rubber or otherwise on groups of civilians.

c. Requires officers to de-escalate situations where possible by communicating with subjects, maintaining distance, otherwise eliminating the need to use force.

d. Does not allow officers to choke or strangle civilians.

e. Requires officers to intervene and stop excessive force used by other officers and report these incidents immediately to a supervisor.

f. Restricts officers from shooting at moving vehicles, which is a particularly dangerous and ineffective tactic.

g. Spells out and limits the types of force and/or weapons that can be used to respond to specific situations.

h. Requires officers to exhaust all other means before resorting to deadly force.

i. Requiring officers to give a verbal warning, when possible before shooting at a civilian.

j. Requiring officers to report each time they use force or threaten to use force against civilians.

k. Lays out disciplinary measures up to and including termination for violating the Use of Force Policy.