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Police Brutality Lersch and Mieczkowski Found that about 7% of police were chronic offenders--they accounted for 33% of all incidents. They tended to be the younger and less experienced officers. This study did not find that incidents were racially motivated. Deadly force: intentional use of a firearm or other instrument resulting in a high probability of death Number of citizens killed by police per year is between 300-500. Although, some consider this an underestimate. James Fyfe NYC shootings over a 5 year period Police most likely to shoot suspects who were armed and with whom they became involved in violent confrontations African Americans were more likely to be armed and be involved in violent confrontations (controlling for these factors made the race police killing relationship disappear) Fyfe also found that African American officers almost twice as likely than white officers to shoot citizens This is explained by the fact that African American officers work and live in high crime, high violence areas. In addition, they are more likely to be line officers and not administrators. Non –deadly force What to do when faced with uncooperative citizen? Use of physical force to ensure cooperation –when is it reasonable? Use of non-deadly weapon –tasers? Dealing with police brutality Police review boards External review boards Civil suits Police Corruption Knapp commission (1970’s)
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