On 11th day of George Floyd protests, Denver police announce major use-of-force policy changes

Denver police, under pressure from federal courts and lawmakers, now must report when they point a firearm at a person

DENVER, CO - JUNE 7: Denver Public School students march from the state capitol down Colfax Avenue to the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial in City Park to emphasize the need for more black educators in schools in Denver, June 7, 2020. (Kevin Mohatt, Special to The Colorado Sun)

On the 11th consecutive day of protests in Denver responding to the death of George Floyd after he was restrained by police in Minneapolis, the Denver Police Department on Sunday announced major changes to its own use-of-force policy.

Under pressure from demonstrators, lawmakers and the courts, the police department said that as of Sunday, officers must report to a supervisor any time they intentionally point a firearm at a person. The reports will be used to collect data and evaluate such incidents, the police department said in a news release Sunday.

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