Monday, February 25, 2013

Avoid Police Brutality Through Cooperation

Posted on Behalf of Attorney Ross Goodman for Criminal Defense

A person arrested is still entitled to be treated in a very humane way possible. Whether the arrestee is already proven guilty or not, police enforcers are expected to minimize the physical amount of force needed to contain a person or situation. However, there are cases where police enforcers use wanton force as a wrong way to intimidate a person.

By definition, police brutality is the use of excessive force that can either be in the form of psychological intimidation, abuse, police misconduct, false arrest, and police corruption that violates the civilian's rights. In United States, police brutality is not tolerable and is subject to the Fifth and Fourth Amendments of the Bill of Rights Law.