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Clifton Hamilton English 24 Prof. Ihara 6/5/15 Controlling and Preventing Police Brutality in America From the time that he endured a brutal beating by Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers on March 3, 1991, Rodney Glen King instantly became the face of Police Brutality in America. Police Brutality is a growing issue that has become even more prominent in recent years catching the attention of the media and millions of Americans. Though History provides us with evidence that show African Americans being the victims of these brutal attacks by Police officers that is not the real issue here, regardless of race or skin color Police Brutality is an unacceptable practice that should be deem unnecessary and should be prevented. In this essay I am going to shed light on how Police Brutality can be controlled or prevented using the research that I have conducted. I believe training is where everything starts as far as being a Police Officer, based on that training received and what they were taught will ultimately become the deciding factors in how they conduct themselves while on duty. Training should help to control and prevent unnecessary force by making officers act in a more professional and socially acceptable manner not the opposite. During my research using Academic Search Complete I came across an article titled “Controlling Police (Excessive) Force: The American Case” taken From the International Journal
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of Human Sciences in which scholars talk about and give educated hypothesizes on how the misuse of excessive force by the Police can be controlled and inevitably reduced through the use of proper ethical training. “In a general sense, it is hypothesized that the more training the officers have, the less they use force, and the less officers use force, the fewer incidents of civilians get injured and the fewer complaints they get” (Gul, 286). “Officers need to be trained to avoid obvious provocations, such as using insulting language and acting without listening. Police training must focus on the fact that physical conflict is a rare event…Officers soon learn that every tour is not a war and every call for service not a crisis, Police officers must be trained for war but prepared for peace” (Gul, 287).
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