Police Brutality: How far is too far?. Law Enforcement. Protect and serve community Good officers are overshadowed by those who commit infractions. Use of Force Continuum. Physical presence Verbal commands Empty-hand submission techniques - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
Police Brutality: How far is too far?
Protect and serve communityGood officers are overshadowed by those who commit infractionsLaw Enforcement
Physical presenceVerbal commandsEmpty-handsubmission techniques Intermediate Weapons: closed-fist punches, kicks, baton, pepper spray, Taser, beanbag roundsLethal force
Use of Force Continuum
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
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
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.
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.
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
File a Complaint
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