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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 07-23-2020

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CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | JULY 23-29, 2020 CUMBERLAND 11 strength or skills. If control with hands is not possible, then the situ- ation might call for chemical spray, then a taser, then, lastly, a gun. Within the department's policy on use of force, chokeholds "or similar weaponless techniques" with the potential to cause serious injury are prohibited. "We bar them," said Desmarais. All officers have the duty to intervene when able if they see unreasonable force used, and to report observations as soon as pos- sible. First aid must be rendered as soon as practical in all use-of-force situations, and any use of force must be reported to a supervisor immediately. Any injuries result- ing must be properly documented and reviewed, and all force leading to serious injury or death must be reported to the Rhode Island State Police and Office of the Attorney General. Further, said Desmarais, if he believes something should be reviewed for any reason, he'll con- tact the AG and ask for a further review himself. In a recent non-fatal shooting still under review, the department contacted the state right away and did everything possible to make sure state investigators had every- thing they needed, according to Desmarais. The Rhode Island Police Chiefs Association has a seat on the com- mittee currently reviewing the Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights, said Desmarais. Councilor Mike Kinch, for- mer deputy police chief, thanked Desmarais for all points, saying Cumberland has always been a little ahead of the curve on training and important issues. He said the no-choke policy has been in place for years, and the department sets the standard on yearly training. Desmarais noted that the CPD is one of 10 departments in the state that is nationally accredited, mean- ing it must always comply with the highest standards. POLICING From Page 8 Summer Breeze Custom Cedar PVC Vinyl Aluminum/Steel Chain Link: Galvanized & Vinyl Coated Gates 401-769-2575 fax 401-766-2956 375 St. Paul Street, North Smithfield, RI (5 minutes from MA, off 146A) RI. Contractor's Reg. #6112 Full Insured Professional Service & Installation Open for 36th Season! Complete lIne oF ResIdentIal & CommeRCIal FenCIng Your Official Eastern Illusions Dealer Since 2005 Fencing materials also available for the Do-It-Yourself Install. IS YOUR LANDSCAPE READY FOR HURRICANE SEASON? We have the most economical tree pruning/removal solutions in the industry! IS YOUR LANDSCAPE LOOKING UNHEALTHY? We have ISA & RI staffed arborists that can analyze foliage, soil, sunlight, cultural and insect damage. Personalized customized solutions at no additional cost to our customer! Codominant fractures are common cause of stem failure as shown on left. Trees should be risk assessed annually. Malec Tree Service FULL INSURANCE COVERAGE INCLUDES THE PUBLIC, PROPERTY & WORKERS 401-597-5988 Crane service 45 ton 170 ft reach available (401) 76PAINT (401) 765-3128 900 Victory Highway, Slatersville Plaza, Slatersville, RI Monday thru Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call us for an In-home color and/or design consultation. Consultation Services Include • Color Selection • Organization & Space Planning • Home Fixtures & Furnishings • Building Products & Materials Call to schedule an appointment

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