By John V. Berry, www.berrylegal.com
The topic often of excessive force often comes up in our representation of law enforcement officers. Police officers can imagine why this would be a major issue given that it has the potential to end their career and/or cause them to be criminally prosecuted. The vast majority of law enforcement officers are only trying to do their job, while risking their lives, in protecting the public. This article examines the basics of "excessive force" and offers some tips to law enforcement officers who may be subject to complaints.