Police Brutality: How far is too far?

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<p>Police Brutality</p> <p>Police Brutality: How far is too far?</p> <p>Protect and serve communityGood officers are overshadowed by those who commit infractionsLaw Enforcement </p> <p>Physical presenceVerbal commandsEmpty-handsubmission techniques Intermediate Weapons: closed-fist punches, kicks, baton, pepper spray, Taser, beanbag roundsLethal force</p> <p>Use of Force Continuum</p> <p>Police brutality is the abuse of authority by the unnecessary force involved in various aspects of law enforcement while on duty.P O L I C E B R U T A L I T Y</p> <p>Total:6,613 1,575 Robert Davis (2005): beaten by police officers who claim he was resisting arrest, but videos have proven otherwise.Oscar Grant (2009): mistakenly shot by police officers after resisting arrest because the officer confused his Taser with his actual gun.Pete Rock (2011): According to witnesses, police were found beating people outside the club.C A S E S </p> <p>Media</p> <p>Sometimes the media just shows the police arresting/ shooting a person, but what the citizens might not know are the actual details Media plays a big role8What makes it brutal? Officers are taught to use the amount of force necessary to protect themselves and citizens from the suspect. </p> <p>Citizens might get confused with the idea that officers have the right to use the amount of force necessary to protect themselves and surrounding citizens. </p> <p>What makes it brutal is the UN-necessary force brought upon suspects. How can I file a complaint?Internal Affairs division/ Texas RangerWhat happens after I file a complaint? Investigated by either the Internal Affairs Unit or the accused officers immediate supervisor.Who decides on my complaint?The accused officers chain of commandWhat happens to the officer after I file my complaint?Depending on complaint</p> <p>File a Complaint</p> <p>Texas Penal Code Section 39.03: Official Oppression, states that: A public servant acting under color of his office or employment commits an offense if he: intentionally subjects another to mistreatment or to arrest, detention, search, seizure, dispossession, assessment, or lien that he knows is unlawful; intentionally subjects another to sexual harassment. An offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor.Citizens Police Training</p> <p>In Progress</p> <p>Proposal Questions?</p>