Police Brutality is common today, but that is not to say it was not common ten years ago. It was as common then as it is now. The media is portraying more and more events happening which is causing individuals to believe this is just something that has just started. Officers have the right to keep themselves safe, but they are taking the wrong actions as to doing that. They go through excessive training and tests to see if they are qualified for the field, and then some officers decide they are going to use excessive force against an individual that does not need it, therefore, a case is brought to attention of all the locals, and maybe nationwide. The training for officers is not hard enough in my opinion, due to the amount of Officers being arrested and sent to prison for failing to do their job correctly.
How does police brutality affect the department?
What is the definition of Police Brutality? According to encyclopedia.com, police brutality “is the use of any force exceeding that reasonably necessary to accomplish a lawful police purpose” (“encyclopedia.com”). Police Officers need to follow God in everything they do. “Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him, and he will help you” says Psalms 37:5. Some of the things I am going to cover in this paper are laws regarding police brutality, the commonness of it, what are some of the causes, some reported cases, the outcomes of cases, etc. Police brutality has been happening for decades, yet we as a nation are starting to see more and more cases happening all over the United States. There’s no way the completely stop police brutality since it varies from Police Officer to Police Officer. I personally think there are many different precautions that could better be taken to help assure that police brutality could be at an all-time low.
Police Brutality happens when Police Officers abuse their power. Officers have...