Inside police training: How officers learn to make life-and-death decisions

July 14, 2020

From excessive use of force to chokeholds, police tactics have been called into question across the country following numerous police-involved deaths. NBC 10 News got a firsthand look at how officers are trained in Rhode Island, so you can decide for yourself whether reform is necessary. Rhode Island Municipal Police Training Academy Executive Director Lt. Chris Zarrella brought us to the Cranston Police Department Training Complex to tell us about one of the most critical aspects of being an officer, deciding when to use force and how much to use.

Inside police training: How officers learn to make life-and-death decisions