Police Use Of Force Case Study

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Upon hearing the Court’s decision, a complete review of all the department’s policies would be conducted, with attention to use of force. Are the policies written to allow for movement up and down the force continuum? Do they place an undue burden on the officers by not allowing them to make reasonable judgement decisions based on the facts presented before them? Polices are more guidelines than absolute directives. An evaluation of the departments training would become a priority. Officers would be subjected to more intensive legal training to understand elements of law, how to apply the law, and institute a more rigorous training program for use of force situations. The department should be equipping the officers with the knowledge to
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