What is excessive force by an officer in North Carolina? | North Carolina Police Brutality Lawyer | Durham | Greensboro


“Excessive force is using that level of force that is unnecessary to accomplish his obligation, the law enforcement officer’s obligation, that is, it was more than it was necessary. An example of that: if a law enforcement officer has a detainee, someone who is alleged to have committed a crime, in handcuffs and in the back of his patrol car, he can’t then take out his night stick and hit him in the head – that’s excessive. That is more than necessary to do what he’s legally obligated to do, that is to bring the person in to a court official.”

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