Excessive Force: Unpacking Police Brutality

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Police Brutality
The definition of police brutality is the use of unnecessary force by police when dealing with people. Excessive force is using force well beyond what is necessary for the situation. Police use pepper spray, batons, nerve gas to hurt or intimidate people. Many excessive force complaints do not get investigated and this is because we have problems with our system. Police feel as if they are unstoppable. Police brutality can also take the form of false arrests, verbal abuse. Many countries have laws which address police brutality. Under these laws police brutality is seen as a very serious offense and was investigated by a commission of district attorneys. Even with the law covering police brutality, many complaints made
In 1982, the federal government funded a “Police Services Study” in which over 12,000 randomly selected citizens were interviewed in three metropolitan areas. The study found that 13 percent of those surveyed had been victims of police brutality the previous year. However, only 30 percent of those who acknowledged such brutality filed formal complaints. Police use force excessively on citizens and some do get caught on tape, misconduct also takes place in jail to. By law police do have a right to use force, but only if necessary. One example of police brutality is Mike Brown’s death. An officer named Darren wilson shot him and it started a whole big controversy on the killing. The officer did not get charged with anything so Mike Brown’s family has no justice. Also a young boy was killed in a park by the police. He was 12 years old and had a fake gun, police rode up on the sidewalk and shot him they did not even try to get out the vehicle. Furthermore, in New York a man named Eric Gardner was put in a vicious chokehold and was killed by New York Police. The Police system has major problems that need to be fixed. The government is giving military equipment to police officers and they use this equipment with force. In our times, the police have become the
Cops run around these days like “Criminals with badges” and it seems if you don’t catch them in the act they don’t get charge with the crime so people are trying to defend themselves against police . Cops are becoming corrupted they are becoming more abusive to people letting dogs go on people who are already detained. My main reason for picking this topic is the incident with Mike Brown it had missouri turned upside down and majority of the officers are white in missouri. So you can imagine how big this incident was in missouri. So in conclusion the system need to change and they need to start putting cameras on police to see whats actuallly going down. I personally dont think this can be fixed. Police are always going to be corrupted and some will get away with crimes they commit.Police officers have more powers than the average citizen; they have the power to arrest, seize property, and use deadly force. Many officers have abused these powers, and when they do, you would think they would be fired and prosecuted, right? Wrong. In most of these cases, officers have only been suspended or given probation, this seems like a minor punishment for such an unjustifiable crime. n the past year, there have been over 5,000

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