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Excessive Police Force

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Excessive force and deadly force by police demands much of the media's attention today. There is not much stated about the lower levels of force that can reasonably be employed. "The ability to use non- negotiable coercive force force is the core of police role." (Wolf, 2009) The reason that people call on police is because they believe that some type of force is needed. Training on the use of force does not however give an officer knowledge on every situation. An officer has to decide what to do in a particular situation. These decisions may lead to an increase of decrease in force depending on responses of a subject. "According to the United States Constitution, Federal Laws and local policies, in cases where the use of force is necessary,
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