ORLANDO, Fla. — Orlando Police Chief Orlando Rolon has asked his officers to sign off on a policy about using deadly force.
Rolon said he wants to make sure it is clear that pointing a Taser at law enforcement does not mean officers can use deadly force.
The message from the chief comes after an Atlanta police officer was fired and another reassigned.
Orlando officers reached out to Channel 9 saying that they thought some of the email from Rolon, about what to do in a situation with a Taser, was left to interpretation and they wanted more than that, especially given the calls to defund departments.
An Orlando Police Department spokesperson said this was just a clarification of the existing policy and not a change.
Rolon reminds officers that deadly force is only to be used as a last resort.
Orange County Sheriff John Mina has also has made a change to policies saying it is an officer’s duty to intervene if another officer is not following policy. Click here to read more about the issue.
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