On Tuesday morning, a witness recorded and released a video of the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana re-igniting the blacklivesmatter debate.
- Officer presence, no force is used.
- Verbalization, Force is not-physical and comes in the form of commands that escalate to fit the situation.
- Empty-hand Control, which includes the soft and hard techniques that range from holds to kicks and punches.
- Less-lethal methods is limited to anything else the officer has such as pepper spray, batons, tasers, or anything else that would not normally be fatal.
- Lethal Force is the final level and this is when an officer has the right to use whatever force necessary to stop an individuals actions.