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UN Report: Laws on Police Use of Lethal Force Need Reform

A U.N. special investigator is calling for the urgent reform of laws on the use of lethal force by police. In a report to the U.N. Human Rights Council,  he noted that police too often abuse the extensive powers they are given.     U.N. Special Investigator Christof Heyns is calling on governments around the world to launch a campaign to bring the laws of all states into line with international standards. He noted that too many laws on the books were enacted more than 100...

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