Topical Essay: Police Brutality

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Police Brutality Police officers are tasked to protect and serve, that is there job. Everyday police officers risk their lives to protect ours. In some cases officers must use force to contain an unruly suspect and/or protect their own or another life. Police officers are given certain guidelines they must follow when deciding if force is necessary. Officers must use the minimum amount of force necessary when trying to contain a suspect, but that is not always the case. Some officers are seen abusing their power and using excessive force when it is not necessary. How do we determine when the officers have gone over board and it is now police brutality, where do we draw the line? Police brutality is when an officer intentionally uses excessive

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