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I have spent many years working with police officers. It seems that they are given tools to use; yet when one of those tools is put into action, the pubic gets upset; and, ultimately, the police officer gets put on administrative leave.
Why are officers given those tools if not to use them? It seems to me that the use of the tools (used when the offender has been less than cooperative) gives the officers a method to end the confrontation. They also use them, in my opinion, so that the offender is kept from injuringing him/herself or others.
Police have a job to do - and I believe the majority of them are just like you and me - dedicated to their profession.
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