Question: What is police brutality?
Police brutality is a common term used to describe what happens when an innocent citizen is hurt or killed during a police search, arrest, or other encounter.
Federal law makes it illegal for a police officer to deprive you of any right guaranteed by the Constitution. The right at stake in most police brutality cases is the constitutional right to be free from the use of excessive force.
You have the constitutional right not to be subjected to unreasonable or excessive police violence. On the other hand, a law enforcement officer has the right to use reasonable force when performing their job.
Police brutality occurs when a cop crosses the line between reasonable and unreasonable force.
The use of unreasonable or deadly force is a violation of your constitutional civil rights. Determining whether a police officer's force toward you was excessively violent is the key issue in all police brutality cases.
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