Law Enforcement: The Cognitive Ability Required to Protect and Serve, and the Appropriate Use of Force During Conflict

Police officers are charged with the duty to protect and serve the communities they live in. When a police officer is called on a job, they have procedures that they must follow in order to remedy the problem. There are many factors that go into the decisions made by law enforcement officers. Most of the time the decisions made are correct and have positive outcomes. However, sometimes the decisions made by law enforcement officers are believed to be subpar or even illegal.

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