What is an example of use of force?
What are examples of excessive use of force?
An officer who shoots a person with a service weapon. Illegal use of a baton and causing an assault and battery on a person. Unlawful use of a Taser. Assaulting a person while they are already in handcuffs or police custody.
What are the 3 uses of force?
The levels, or continuum, of force police use include basic verbal and physical restraint, less-lethal force, and lethal force.
What are the 5 levels of use of force?
- Level 1 – Officer Presence.
- Level 2 – Verbalization (Verbal Commands)
- Level 3 – Empty Hand Control.
- Level 4 – Less-Lethal Methods.
- Level 5 – Lethal Force.