While we do not have this type of analysis data, it's only because it's not specifically measurable. However, given the very low number of complaints and nearly non-existent legal actions involving the LPD, this demonstrates the effectiveness of the training and the quality of officers.
A very short while ago, LPD officers were confronted with a violent armed person, with a history of violent conduct, who was trying to attack others with a knife. When officers arrived, he made it clear to the police, "you will have to kill me." Officers used time, space and obstacles to attempt to de-escalate the event. When that did not work, they used less lethal options even after the man grabbed an officer's weapon. He was successfully restrained and transported immediately to the hospital for evaluation.
We have other success stories that generally do not get reported on. These stories demonstrate the sound judgement of our officers The private emails, kind letters from families and the occasional box of cookies helps remind us of our important role