A Research Paper On Police Brutality

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Police Brutality

Have a police officer ever abused a family member of yours?
Police brutality affects communities by lost of trust in police officers. Victims and witnesses of crimes are much less likely to report crimes. Which brings problems to our communities. In this research paper, readers will understand when a police officer who uses force when it is not called for, or who uses excessive force to perform his or her job, have crossed the line into police brutality. Police brutality remains one of the most serious and divisive human rights violations in the United State. Police brutality is a common term used to describe the use by a police officer of more force than is necessary in making an arrest or to control a person. “The word “brutality” has several meanings; the sense used here (savage cruelty) was first used in 1633. The term “police brutality” was used in the American press as early as 1872, when the Chicago Tribune reported on the
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Police Officers are punished by their colleagues and bosses who have cover for them. There are police officers who were fired for egregious misbehavior. “Color of law” means the person doing the act is using power given to him/her by a governmental agency. A law enforcement officer acts “under color of law” even if he or she is exceeding his or her rightful power. (www.justice.gov) Police brutality without physical abuse is police misconduct which is false arrest, harassment and intimidation, racial profiling, or surveillance abuse. False arrest is when a person is held in custody without a reasonable cause or without order issued by a court. Harassment by a police officer is stopping someone for a unreasonable cause, a hostile questioning him or her, or and illegal search. Racial profiling is suspecting someone for committing a crime he or her did not do. These actions can result in an police violation which can cause a citizen to order a

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