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Officers who beat Kelly Thomas to death found not guilty, what were the key points for the defense victory here?

Asked by pleiades (6396 points ) January 14th, 2014

“Police officers have the privilege, the right to use force to overcome resistance,” said Ira Salzman, a defense attorney who often represents police officers. “When you have the law allowing use of force, that is a tremendous protection.”

This was reported by the LA Times.

LA TIMES

Washington Post

FOX

Does this quote single handedly excuse cops from excessive force?

PS I added FOX news in there for “balance” purposes haha

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