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2 ENDING POLICE BRUTALITY Introduction Police brutality is a phenomenon used to describe law enforcement officers' act using excessive force on the public (Worden, 2015). Police brutality is illegal because it amounts to a violation of the civilians' civil rights. The act encompasses physical harassment, verbal harassment, and intimidation, among other forms of unwarranted mistreatment (Worden, 2015). In some cases, it may involve property damage. Police brutality, in extreme cases, leads to death. Police brutality in the United States of America is one of the most commonly addressed social issues. The African American race has been the main victim of police brutality in the country. In recent times, the media headlines have focused on the issue following the brutal killing of George Floyd and Briana Taylor. However, the issue has been on the American media headlines since the late 19 th century. There is no specific theory that explains the causes of police brutality. However, researchers link the vice to pressure requiring police officers to conform to the aspects of police culture—of which brutality happens to be a norm, lack of a proper accountability system—that gives power to the officers to do what they want and psychopathy caused by thinks such as traumatic job experience—that causes them to make unethical decisions (Worden, 2015). Police brutality in the country has forced humanitarian bodies and human rights advocacy groups

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