We’re not against the police. We’re not against the police department, but we are against police who commit misconduct (and those who help cover it up).
In honor of this weekend’s planned demonstrations against police brutality starting with tonight’s second installment of FTP Friday in Hollywood and the pending announcement of the Ezell Ford autopsy and (hopefully) investigation results that has the potential for yet even more protests ahead of Christmas–I thought I’d take a moment to share with you the Los Angeles Police Department’s protest management and control manual.
Direct from my sources within the Department (thank you by the way), below you can download your very own copy of how the Department is trained to deal with crowd management, intervention, and control. It comes to you by way of the Department’s Use of Force Tactics Directive and includes everything from sample dispersal orders in English and Spanish, to how and when to use force including batons, chemical agents, and less-lethal munitions. There’s even a terms and definitions section.
Hopefully this little bit of information will be helpful to both the protesters and the agency they are protesting. Maybe they will both have a better understanding of what each other is out there doing and why. Perhaps this will lead to even less arrests of protesters. Who knows?
What I do know for sure is that sharing is caring and that if you are an organizer of protests in Los Angeles you might want to read this.
Enjoy and happy protesting to the protesters and happy crowd management control to the police officers tasked with “controlling” said protesters.
Because the more you know…