police use of force

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539 words
539 words

On February 10, 2013, at approximately 1100 hours the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office received several reports of a suspicious male subject, later identified as 21-year-old Anthony Bartley attempting to break into homes and vehicles in the North Hampton subdivision. Witnesses also reported Anthony was jumping on top of vehicles in the area and was acting extremely peculiar as if he was intoxicated or possibly under the influence of drugs. 40-year-old Deputy Wilfred Quick of the Nassau County Sheriff’s Department responded to the area and began searching for the suspect. Deputy Quick made contact with Anthony on Amagansett Drive and began conducting a field interview regarding the attempted break-ins. While Deputy Quick conducted the field interview Anthony attacked him. After a short struggle Deputy Quick attempted to deploy his TASER in order to gain control of the suspect, however the TASER had no effect on Anthony who continued his attack. Deputy Quick drew his service weapon and fired three times. Anthony died at the scene; Deputy Quick sustained non-life threatening injuries ...

In this essay, the author

  • Describes how nassau county sheriff's office received several reports of a suspicious male subject, identified as 21-year-old anthony bartley, attempting to break into homes and vehicles in the north hampton subdivision.
  • Explains that peace officers are trained to make split decisions in stressful situations that are later scrutinized by attorneys and the general public. deputy quick was twice the age of anthony and was acting irrational.
  • Opines that society cannot accept that the job of a peace officer is inherently dangerous, stressful, and real.
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