The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution secures our right to be free from Excessive Force. Similarly, the Eighth Amendment secures our right to be free from Cruel and Unusual Punishment while incarcerated. Sadly, violations of these rights can result in severe injuries and death. The is especially true where officers have handguns, Tasers, clubs, and other weapons at their disposal.
Challenging police officers’ or correctional officers’ decision-making and conduct is an uphill battle. Officer bad conduct can covered-up with “creative” report-writing or a collective effort to justify bad conduct after the fact. What we often see if an after the fact claim that the individual posed a deadly threat to officers – getting to the bottom of this requires in-depth investigation and litigation.
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