Police Brutality Issue

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American Constitution protects the people and punishes those who violate others’ constitutional rights. For this purpose, the executive branch of the government uses police force. Members of the police force are government officials employed to implement and maintain law and order in the society. Society, on the other hand, gives police authority to uphold and enforce the law. Police are engaged in a dangerous and stressful situation with the involvement of a violent situation that needs to be controlled. Thus, the underlying principle of police job is to resolve conflicts thru the use of force. The law enforcement officials use the term use of force to regulate the action of the police. Conceptually use of police may be described in the form of. presence (use of effect), verbalization (commanding a subject), empty hand controls, intermediate control (non-lethal weapon), and deadly force (use of a firearm to cause permanent injury or death to a subject).
Use of force by police is called the police power. The definition of police power is, The inherent authority of a government to impose restrictions on private rights for the sake of public welfare, order, and security (Police Power-Definition of Police Power). This power gives a police officer ability to control the people. The dilemma is how much power is the right power and how to control the excessive power. According to Milton Mollen, chairman of the Special Commission to Investigate Corruption within the Police department of the City of New York during 1990 and 1992, (Lofca, 2002)) that police has more power than a judge. A police officer gets a social status protected by the government, a gun, and a right to arrest. However, the police is another human being who is not a saint. Misuse and abuse of power generated from human nature and instinct.