Chattanooga Police Updates Policy to Require Officers to Intervene in Cases of Brutality & Report It

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Chattanooga, Tennessee's Police Chief has updated his department's Code of Conduct, saying his officers have a duty to intervene—and to report it—when others in the department commit acts of brutality or abuses of power.

Chief David Roddy announced the changes Monday, and also highlighted existing policy regarding how to deal with force—all in an effort address the issue of improper conduct in police ranks.

The 'Duty to Intervene' has now been added and codified in the CPD policy:

Each department member has the individual responsibility to intervene and stop any other member from committing an unlawful or improper act, including but not limited to, acts of brutality, abuses of process, abuses of authority, and any other criminal acts or major violations of department rules and procedures. Successful intervention does not negate a duty to report.

"I have updated and highlighted existing policy to reflect not only the current expectation
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