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Police Use of Force

Police Use of Force

The infographic, entitled When Can the Police Use Force - and What Happens When They Do?, points out that use of force is governed by laws at the federal and local levels, and its justification is dependent on the reasonable perspective of the involved officers at the very moment force was used - not on thoughtful, retrospective examination and questioning. With this infographic, the public can be better informed about when the police can use force and how police are held accountable for use of force situations.