By: Lon Bartel, VirTra SME
This article was originally published on Envisage’s website. Read below for the article’s summary, then access the entire article in the link provided below.
When you turn on the news, chances are, there is a high-profile use-of-force case being discussed. At this rate, it feels as if there is a new case each week.
Since these events are oftentimes highly emotional, they cause visceral reactions from the public, and consequently overshadow the good work and sacrifices officers perform every day.
This leads into a discussion about reasonable use of force.
“The use of reasonable force must take into account that officers are human and must make decisions in tense, uncertain, and rapidly evolving situations. The officer may not make the right—or some would call ‘necessary’—action.”
However, the action must be reasonable. And what makes an officer’s use-of-force action reasonable?
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