Court Rules That Police Can Inflict Pain On Detained Individuals
The ruling of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals may open the door for greater use of coercive and violent tactics by law enforcement.
April 14, 2022 at 1:31 pm
Police across the country have often been caught using excessive force during arrests and other confrontations. Even when such incidents are captured on video, officers are often able to escape punishment or other consequences. Such appears to be the case yet again. In a controversial ruling, a three-judge panel of the Fifth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that an officer who admitted to twisting a teenage girl’s arms to cause her pain did not violate the law in his actions.