How to Prove Your Excessive Force Case in Federal Court
"Police Officer's Use of Excessive Force in Making Arrest", by James O. Pearson, Jr., J.D., discusses how to determine in a federal civil setting whether a police officer, in making an arrest, used excessive force. "This fact question may arise in a criminal action against a police officer based on his conduct in making an arrest, or in a civil action, including one for violation of the arrestee's civil rights, where the arrestee is seeking to recover damages for injuries sustained during his arrest," writes the author.
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