Force Choices (three paragraph assignment)
1. Watch the videos at the following three links:
2. Watch these three short videos:
3. In one-two page APA format, summarize your views on the use of force by police officers considering the following issues:
a. the amount of training that police officers have regarding lethal force, less-lethal force, and de-escalation,
b. the equipment that an officer(s) is likely to have available on a regular duty shift,
c. and the evolving / developing circumstances of police use of force that we are seeing in the news every day, and
how well police are managing their use of force, community relations, and explaining the decisions made, as an exercise of police discretion, to use lethal, less-lethal, or no force. Feel free to use an example of police action from your knowledge, experience, or news coverage. If you use a news source, please provide a citation & reference to the news source but no other reference information is needed.