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Police brutality still persists as the most serious human rights abuses in the U.S. Extreme usage of force by the police persists with a perceived overwhelming accountability barrier. The accountability barrier makes it easy for the police to exercise brutality to the alleged offenders. Often, the police greet every new report of brutality case with abjurations or explicate that the happening was an aberration. The administrative systems should daunt these misapplications by holding these officers accountable instead what they do is to guarantee their impunity. Surveys of police attitudes towards the abuse of authority have been conducted focusing primarily on state or local jurisdictions. These studies yield essential insights regarding the issues of police brutality and abuse of authority. From the studies, a significant minority of police officers use considerable more power than necessary when dealing with their subjects. Prior studies offer suggestive findings on the attitudes of police officers towards the abuse of authority. These studies indicate that there have been incidents where law enforcers have been linked with abuse of authority. Forceful treatment of alleged offenders by the police has been rampant in the some of the state in the U.S. Police brutality has led to massive killing of innocent individuals. This has attracted heated debate on the general conduct of the police and how they conduct their operations. The increase in police brutality has developed into a frightening reality. In the last decade, the police had murdered approximately 5000 people. The paper will discuss how police brutality can be eliminated in the US. Police brutalities have left numerous victims emotionally and physically stressed while other victims did not survive. The majority of police brutalities mostly occurs during arrests or in altercation between law enforcers and civilians. Some brutalities occur when victims are either handcuffed, when in prison or on transit to prison.This article aims to argue the insufficiency of the existing law in US to prohibit police brutality and offer suggestions to improve this situation. According to an earlier study, there are thousands of reported assaults each year. There has also been reported unfair treatment against many officers that use unnecessary force and violate the human rights of their victims (Crime Report, 2000). Police officers are harming and even murdering people through the use of extreme force and brutal treatment. The major challenge facing this area is that the police is abusive of civilian rights. It's important for the officer to consider the appropriate amount of force for them to use in a situation (Geller, 1996).There have been many instances that Americans in the United States haven’t heard about dealing with police brutalities. We need to be more aware of our law enforcement and the way they handle situations in order to make the community a better and safer place. No one has the right to be

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