Use of Force
Fri, 2006-08-11 01:51 — Gumby
I'm liking the Use of Force stories. I'm not in law enforcement, but I have a bouncer or story or two I might contribute sometime.
I have a two part question.
First of all, what would situation would constitute an officer using force, or crossing over to deadly force? What would make an officer use non-lethal force tools (nightstick, pepper spray, etc)? Is this department policy, or a matter of choice.
Secondly, assuming that police officers were more trained/comfortable in unarmed combat, would we see more use of it, as oppossed to an escalation of force?
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