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Law in the News: Questions, answers about use of force by police

Published on: Author: Teresa L

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer has opened a debate over what level of force is appropriate when law enforcement confronts a citizen perceived to be a threat. Here is a look at some of the issues involved when officers must decide whether to use… Continue reading