LANSING, Mich. — Lansing's new police chief has put focus onto how police offers should handle certain situations, specifically when dealing with minors.
When it comes to how officers should handle teen or children who are resisting them, Green said the approach should be all about de-escalating the situation.
"We talk about de-escalation and we're really talking about verbal de-escalation, it's a communication piece," Green said. "Here at the Lansing Police Department, we've been lucky enough to really be engaged in crisis and intervention training. So we look toward engaging people, establishing that verbal communication, trying to slow things down, so we can minimize and mitigate the uses of force."
Chief Green said the Lansing Police Department is always researching and looking for the best ways to handle those situations, which includes looking at the practices of other police departments across the country.
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