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causing death or serious physical injury than conventional, more lethal police tactics.Nonetheless, use of less lethal force can result in death or serious physical injury.
As defined in ORS 161.015 (7), the impairment of physical conditionor substantial pain.
Force that satisfies the constitutional standard as objectivelyreasonable under the totality of the circumstances.
ERIOUS PHYSICAL INJURY
As defined in ORS 161.015(8), physical injury which creates asubstantial risk of death or which causes serious and protracted disfigurement,protracted impairment of health.
ERIOUS USE OF FORCE
As defined in DIR 940.00, force that requires a supervisor tocontact the Professional Standards Division in accordance with DIR 940.00.
PURPOSES FOR WHICH MEMBERS MAY USE THE FORCE AUTHORIZED BY THIS POLICY
Prevent or terminate the commission or attempted commission of an offense.
Lawfully take a person into custody, make an arrest, or prevent an escape.
Prevent a suicide or serious self-inflicted injury.
Defend the member or other person from the use of physical force.
Accomplish some official purpose or duty that is authorized by law or judicial decree.
USE OF FORCE POLICY4.1.
This policy incorporates the current constitutional standard established by theUnited States Supreme Court in Graham v. Connor and subsequent case law andsupplements it with higher performance expectations. The Portland Police Bureauauthorizes members to use only force that is objectively reasonable under theconstitutional standard and meets the Bureau’s higher performance expectations asset out below.
This policy requires that members use sound tactics and good decision makingduring a confrontation and work diligently toward applying, when practical, lessforce than the maximum allowed by the constitutional standard and minimizing oravoiding force when possible.
This policy also requires members to develop and display over the course of theirpractice of law enforcement good confrontation and force management skills.