Amnesty International Report on Police Use of Force

– JURIST, JULY 2 2015, FEAT. PROF. SETH STOUGHTON:

Amnesty International last week harshly criticized the US for not providing standards strictly limiting the use of lethal force by police to those occasions when no other options are available and such force is essential to save lives.

The organization observed that the UN has promulgated standards for the use of deadly force by officers that, on their face, seem not only reasonable, but superior to the laws of many states.

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