The Use Of Force Is Always Ugly. Know The Law!

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Broadly speaking, the use of force by law enforcement officers becomes necessary and is permitted under specific circumstances, such as in self-defense or in defense of another individual or group (NIJ).

The Use Of Force Is Always Ugly.

The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) in Data Collection on Police Use of Force, states that “…the legal test of excessive force…is whether the police officer reasonably believed that such force was necessary to accomplish a legitimate police purpose…” However, there are no universally accepted definitions of “reasonable” and “necessary” because the terms are subjective. A court in one jurisdiction may define “reasonable” or “necessary” differently than a court in a second jurisdiction. More to the point is an understanding of the “improper” use of force, which can be divided into two categories: “unnecessary” and “excessive.” The unnecessary use of force would be the application of force where there is no justification for its use, while an excessive use of force would be the application of more force than required where use of force is necessary.

The Use Of Force Is Always Ugly.  Know The Law!

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Here is a great brief: Use Of Force – Myths And Realities Audio sourced from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. Not knowing how, when, where, and why to use force will compromise your finances, and your life.

The Use Of Force Is Always Ugly.  Know The Law!

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