Excessive force charges against cops

There has been much discussion in recent years about use of excessive force by police officers, in the performance of their often difficult duties. The Courts have made it clear that when making an ar…

Consider a case of reasonable force

There has been much publicity in recent years about shootings by police officers.  The law tries to balance the difficult job of an officer, often in the heat of the moment, with the laws that pr…

Controversy generated by police testimony

 
The reputation of police officers in many parts of the country is currently a matter of some controversy, with a number of reported cases of alleged police shootings that have been questioned o…

About those police reports …

 
Particularly in light of recent deaths of persons in the custody of the police, the issue of use of force by police officers has never been more front and center. Police records regarding use o…

The rights of those arrested in riots

The recent rioting in Baltimore related to the Freddie Gray tragedy taxed not only the police but the court system as well. Hundreds of people were arrested, which made it impossible to process them a…