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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 (6571points) 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.


Washington Post


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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