2.19 - Chapter 7 Policing Issues and Trends 1 Deadly Force...

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Chapter 7 -- Policing: Issues and Trends 1) Deadly Force a) Data suggests about 250 people are killed by the police each year b) A disproportionate number of police shootings involve minorities c) However, if such factors as armed suspects, violent crime and attacks on officers are considered, racial differences are insignificant 2) Use of Force a) Police are permitted to use force, but only that much force as is necessary. Therefore, force exists on a continuum. b) Abuse of force is more force than is necessary to achieve legitimate ends 3) Two tests of deadly force a) Dangerousness i) A suspect threatens the officer with a weapon or there is probably cause to believe that he has committed a crime involving he infliction or threatened infliction of serious physical harm or the officer reasonably could conclude that the suspect is dangerous b) Necessity i) Where less intrusive alternatives were not available ii) Unless the officers prior acts created the necessity 4) Ways of controlling shooting
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2.19 - Chapter 7 Policing Issues and Trends 1 Deadly Force...

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