Use of Force Incidents

Year
Bodily Force
(Weaponless)
Intermediate
Tools
Lethal
Force
Firearm
Used
TOTAL
In Custody
Death
Calls for
Service
Arrests
2023
11
1
0
1
13
0
25,720
732
2022
4
2
0
2
8
0
21,916
535
2021
3
3
0
0
13
0
20,955
575

Levels of force 

City of Lafayette Police officers are trained to de-escalate all situations whenever possible, but in the event officers are required to use force to safely and effectively resolve a situation, the following definitions would apply: 

Bodily Force:  A weaponless maneuver.

Intermediate Tools:  Use of an OPN, ASP, baton, pepper ball, less lethal weapon with impact munitions, canine, taser, OC. 

Lethal Force:  Force reasonably anticipated and intended to create a substantial likelihood of causing death or very serious injury.

Firearm Used:  Any discharge of an officer's weapon directed toward any person.

Breakdown of use of force incidents involving males

YearAsianBlack / African AmericanAmerican Indian or Alaska NativeNative Hawaiian or Other Pacific IslanderWhite - Hispanic/LatinoWhite - 
Non-Hispanic/
Non-Latino
2023
1

36
2022



32
2021



65


Breakdown of use of force incidents involving females

YearAsianBlack / African AmericanAmerican Indian or Alaska NativeNative Hawaiian or Other Pacific IslanderWhite -
Hispanic/Latino
White - 
Non-Hispanic/
Non- Latino
2023

1
11
2022



12
2021



11