How much force should an officer use to control and arrest a suspect?
Some officers and departments believe as much as necessary, escalating as needed, while, unfortunately in my opinion, some teach and support a less aggressive approach.
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During one training session I taught the use of a flashlight in defensive tactics.
That night one of my students was attacked in a bushy area of his quadrant by the suspect he was chasing. My student broke the suspect's collar bone, made the arrest and was subsequently written up for excessive use of force.
Without analyzing the video and testimony here, what have been your experiences during your career?
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