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Police use of force Police have by law, the right to use force if necessary to make an arrest, to keep the peace, or to maintain public order… BUT just how much force under what circumstances is a complex question. Graham V Connor 1989 o Supreme court ruled “force is excessive when considering all the circumstances known to the officer at the time he or she acted, the forced used was unreasonable.” Objective reasonableness test o Force used to resist arrest and forced used to arrest must be balanced. Police can only use amount and duration of force as used against them. Scale escalating force o Police are permitted to use force, but only that much force, as is necessary. Therefore, force exists on continuum. Mere force Persuasion- asking for something specific “license and registration” Voice commands- direct commands “come out, put your hands up, get on the ground” Firm Grips – to direct suspect in certain direction without inflicting pain
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