Police Use of Force: Rules, Remedies, and Reforms

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This report addresses three overarching questions to provide legal context for the debate concerning the appropriate level of force police officers should wield: (1) what are the constitutional rules governing an officer's use of force; (2) what role has Congress played in providing a remedy for a violation of these rules; and (3) what are the potential reforms to these rules and remedies?

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Thompson, Richard M., II October 30, 2015.

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This report addresses three overarching questions to provide legal context for the debate concerning the appropriate level of force police officers should wield: (1) what are the constitutional rules governing an officer's use of force; (2) what role has Congress played in providing a remedy for a violation of these rules; and (3) what are the potential reforms to these rules and remedies?

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  • October 30, 2015

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Thompson, Richard M., II. Police Use of Force: Rules, Remedies, and Reforms, report, October 30, 2015; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc795772/: accessed July 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.