Police Brutality And Deadly Force By Lindsey Boggess
According to Boggess article there are 550 cases of deadly force per year and one third of those are considered unjustified. Boggess even mentioned that there are officers that go through an entire career without ever discharging their weapon. Police are justified in using deadly force when a suspect is trying to escape or a threat to officers and people in the community. In cases where police deadly force is unjustified it cause the community to react intensively and such actions by police can cause relationships between the people and the police community (Boggess 115).
What are the potential causes of police brutality? Boggess states in her article that according to research there are three areas which are police subcultures, inherit bias amoung individual officers, and job burnout and cynism. Police subcultures is to help police officers cope feelings of isolation from society which they first experience during there training. The subculture can also cause a mistrust between the people and the police officer bringing a mentality that it’s the people against the officers.