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Are the police officers in Glen Ellyn forbidden from shooting at moving vehicles?

Police Officers in Glen Ellyn will not discharge a firearm at or from a moving vehicle unless the use of deadly force is justified. The Illinois Criminal Code (720 ILCS 5/7-5) sets forth the parameters of a police officer’s use of force in making an arrest and including the use of deadly force.

Further, it is the policy of the Glen Ellyn Police Department that officers are prohibited from using deadly force against “fleeing felons” when the only condition for the use of force is that the individual is a “fleeing felon.”     

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1. Are the police officers in Glen Ellyn being trained to de-escalate altercations by using peaceful conflict resolution strategies?
2. Are the officers in Glen Ellyn forbidden from using carotid restraints (chokeholds, strangleholds) and hog-tying methods? Are they forbidden from transporting civilians in uncomfortable positions?
3. Are the police officers in Glen Ellyn required to intervene if they witness another officer using excessive force? Will officers be reprimanded if they fail to intervene?
4. Are the police officers in Glen Ellyn forbidden from shooting at moving vehicles?
5. Is there a clear and enforced use-of-force continuum that details what weapons and force are acceptable in a wide variety of civilian-police interactions?
6. Are the officers in Glen Ellyn required to exhaust every other possible option before using excessive force?
7. Are the officers in Glen Ellyn required to report each time they threaten to or use force on civilians?
8. Are the officers in Glen Ellyn thoroughly vetted to ensure that they do not have a history with abuse, racism, xenophobia, homophobia / transphobia, or discrimination?
9. Are the officers in Glen Ellyn trained to perform and seek necessary medical action after using excessive force?
10. Is there an early intervention system enforced to correct officers who use excessive force? Additionally, how many complaints does an officer have to receive before they are reprimanded or terminated?
11. Is there a report on civilian deaths that occurred in custody as a result of use of excessive force by a police officer?
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