Use Of Power: Police Brutality

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Police Brutality Law enforcement officers are authorized to employ force in a definite situation; they are trained in the use of dynamism, and typically face numerous circumstances during their careers when the use of force is appropriate. For instance, police are sometimes required to restrain combative offenders in order to maintain safely. Each circumstance of criminal activity posses justifiable use of power by the police. However, excessive use of power by the police, criminals, witnesses and courts. Therefore, the activities of the police come under public scrutiny. A variety of queries are raised, both reflecting the complexity of use-of-force issues and the relative scarcity of our knowledge about use-of-force wrongdoings. As mentioned …show more content…
It became a very controversial issue because police officers sometimes justify their abuse of force. “Since their job is to protect the city streets and to guard the population, they typically say that they were just handling their daily work of enforcing the law” (Lawrence). Reasonably, this created fear in the larger populations since they are well aware of the treatment they get from the officers. Also, they have witnessed exploitation of television and news media or heard it directly from the casualty. The case of Rodney, King and Amadou Diallo had a profound effect on the society concerning the powers bestowed on police officers. “The police officers freighted many for the unnecessary, excessive use of force used to make an arrest” (Nelson). The abuse of power has created many doubts and lack of trust in between the law enforcement and the American residents. As a result, many citizens will not cooperate with the police because of their dangerous perception they have of officers. The case of police brutality has the basis on the rise for a while now, as it started with the ethnic profiling used by law enforcers officers and the abusive power toward the perpetrator. “The police officer besides making the arrest sometimes beats the perpetrator with the stick or sometimes overshoots the perpetrator” …show more content…
It has many civilians alarmed about the amount of excessive powers that police officers are applying in most incidences with the populous in different circumstances. “As a result, of some bad happenings, the police have had encounters with some offenders having an impact on society to the extent that many believe that it is an ethnic issue” (Holmes & Smith). The issue is that some people say that police have too much authority over the citizens. While others say that command is necessary to stop a crime and guard the well-being of the

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