Use of Force

April 9, 2014

By Daryl Turner, President PPA

Most of us are aware of the inherent dangers that cops face on a daily basis. While some of us have been involved in multiple force incidents, all of us do a good job treating each instance as a unique situation with its own set of circumstances. No cop leaves the precinct looking to be involved in a force incident; however, we all know that the potential for it is involved in most of the calls we respond to every shift. Most use of force incidents occur and are resolved quickly with the desired outcome to be achieved without injury to anyone involved. However, in the force incidents that require an officer to use higher levels of force, including deadly force, just how prepared are we to deal with the aftermath? As we all know, the logistics of a deadly force incident can take up to a year to conclude with the grand jury, internal investigation, and possible civil court process. If a use of force incident is politically charged, it can result in an officer being criminally charged,...
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