Wildwood Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr. Says Police Officers Who Beat Philadelphia Woman “Were Doing Their Job"
May 31, 2018 10:08
Police brutality has been a major issue in the United States for many years. At the start of the 1990’s, a lot of discussion made the rounds on the subject, and many observers sought to draw distinctions between the use of force by police officers and outright physical abuse.
Although criminal (Title 18 §242 USC) and civil (Title 42 §1983 USC) titles of the United States Code make it illegal for police officers to violate the rights of citizens, incidents of police brutality remain commonplace.
Sadly, the use of force is enshrined in the core role of the police and, as such, affords them ample reason to employ violent tactics when dealing with members of the public, especially those considered threats.