#8CantWait Project

A number of strategies to limit police violence have been proposed by community groups, activists, and legislators around the country. One of these is the Number 8CantWait Project. On this page we have provided is a summary of where Woodbury stands with each of the eight items.

  1. Ban Choke Holds & Strangle Holds
  2. Require De-Escalation
  3. Require Warning Before Shooting
  4. Exhaust All Other Means Before Shooting
  5. Duty to Intervene
  6. Ban Shooting at Moving Vehicles
  7. Require Use of Force Continuum
  8. Require Comprehensive Reporting

Ban Choke Holds & Strangle Holds

Description: Allowing officers to choke or strangle civilians, in many cases where less lethal force could be used instead, results in the unnecessary death or serious injury of civilians.

Woodbury's Position: The Woodbury Police Department does not teach choke nor strangle hold techniques to officers. In accordance with state law, choke holds are only authorized in circumstances where deadly force is authorized.