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Tallahassee police are changing a policy that involves use of force

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The Tallahassee Police Department (TPD) is making a change to language involving a use-of-force policy.

The Citizens Police Review Board recommended the move following a DUI arrest last year that was caught on video by a passerby. The suspect was on the ground and repeatedly hit with a baton as officers tried to arrest him. The police department said the officers were following department policy because the suspect was resisting arrest.

TPD has accepted a change in the policy that says officers may not use such a weapon to thrust or jab at certain areas of the body, except when there is aggressive resistance by the suspect.

Gina Jordan is the host of Morning Edition for WFSU News. Gina is a Tallahassee native and graduate of Florida State University. She spent 15 years working in news/talk and country radio in Orlando before becoming a reporter and All Things Considered host for WFSU in 2008. Follow Gina: @hearyourthought on Twitter. Click below for Gina's full bio.