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Wed Jul 13, 2016, 01:05 PM

 

Should police officers be liable for all damage...

... that happens to a person from the initiation of contact, through the arrest (if it happens), transport and eventual release?

If there are exceptions, what should they be?

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Reply Should police officers be liable for all damage... (Original post)
TipTok Jul 2016 OP
brush Jul 2016 #1
TipTok Jul 2016 #4
jmg257 Jul 2016 #2
mythology Jul 2016 #3

Response to TipTok (Original post)

Wed Jul 13, 2016, 01:12 PM

1. If they are in police custody the officer or officers are responsible for their safety

That's a no-brainer except apparently in the Freddie Gray case.

Those officers are being found not guilty even though Gray died in their custody.

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Response to brush (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 13, 2016, 02:16 PM

4. Thinking about it earlier...

 

I was thinking about the spectrum of possibilities...

Ranging from outright excessive force to heart attack from the stress and falls over dead.

It is rarely black and white.

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Response to TipTok (Original post)

Wed Jul 13, 2016, 01:14 PM

2. No - got to figure sometimes the person may act in such a way that some sort of force

is justified to be used against them. Officers should not be liable for "damage" that occurs from the necessary use of force.

If such force is misused, misapplied, etc., then it makes more sense to hold the PO liable.

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Response to TipTok (Original post)

Wed Jul 13, 2016, 01:34 PM

3. Only if the force is unjustified

 

But the question of justification needs to be determined by more than just the police.

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