What Is The Issue Of Police Brutality?
This is not always the case. For example, in the case of Walter Scott vs. Michael Slager it was claimed “that Scott tried to grab his Taser after a traffic stop.” Although, in the video it is shown that Scott was running away from Slager when shot and killed. Stelloh (2015). This has become a common occurrence that has sort of lost its meaning along the way. However, it still continues to work in most cases in favor of the officer. Police officers that use excessive force typically get away with a little slap on the wrist or no consequence at all. Segan (2014) claims there are “12,000 complaints every year of law enforcement abuse, fewer than 50 of which result in convictions.” The saying “my life was in danger” is sort of like a 'get out of jail free ' card, which isn 't right by any standards. Police officers should have to suffer the consequences of their actions of using excessive force. Just because someone is refusing arrest doesn 't mean they deserved to be continuously beaten, even when finally