Originally posted by Corganist
I'm not for giving officers carte blanche to rough up people as they please, but I also don't think they should have to have the fear of lawsuits in the back of their mind during dangerous situations. We don't want situations where cops hesitate or forgo necessary protective measures for fear that they won't be able to justify those measures to an outsider's view later on.
I think they might be too busy saving their own ass to worry about a lawsuit. Force still has to be justified