“As Chief of Police I fully recognize that of all the areas our department will be judged most critically it will be our use of force, and rightfully so. Use of force that is not justified or reasonable is by far the single greatest act that can shatter trust between us and the communities we serve.
The MPD will continue to be guided through our transformational procedural justice efforts giving those we serve Respect, Voice, being Neutral and building spaces of Trust.”
In 2017 there were 380,765 calls for service citywide. Of these calls for service, 847 resulted in the use of force. This is 0.22% of calls for service resulting in the use of force. As we look back at the data available we see this as a downward trend of use of force in the MPD from 2008 when the rate of use of force was .46% of calls for service. This is a 48% decrease in MPD’s rate of use of force from 2008 to 2017.
In 2018 (YTD) there were 131,650 calls for service citywide. Of these calls for service, 274 resulted in the use of force. This is 0.21% of calls for service resulting in the use of force.