In Bismarck – What Is Considered “Excessive Use Of Force?”
A Bismarck police officer has been placed on administrative leave following an incident this past week
Just to let you know right off the bat, I am always going to be supportive of our local police departments here in Bismarck and Mandan, I think without a shadow of a doubt that they have the toughest job anywhere. The men and women take an oath to protect our city, and when they patrol the streets, the "Unknown" is always going to be out there. With incidents in the past of trouble involving police officers and their treatment of suspects ( in several cities around the country ), more patrol officers and police cars are equipped with video cameras, so hopefully, every movement is recorded.
One of the most obvious moments of danger is when a suspect fails to comply with an officer's commands
Put yourself in a police officer's shoes for just a second, if YOU were trying to question an individual that was acting strangely, who began walking away from you, and NOT obeying your commands, wouldn't that make you a little uneasy? According to a Bismarck Police Department press release yesterday:
That's all we know so far, which leads to the question I posed in the title of this article
What do you think is "excessive use of force" - And how much "Force" are you ALLOWED to use...?
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