Conducted Electrical Weapons and Resolution of Use-of-Force Encounters
The mission of law enforcement agencies can be considered tenuous in American society. While police officers are charged with maintaining the peace and order, this is complicated by a myriad of factors unique to each and every situation. When an officer responds to a citizen call for assistance or reacts to problems observed in the field, the officer is charged with either quelling the disturbance or apprehending a suspect, sometimes through the use of force. Usually, when utilized, the use of force is justifiable and legal, particularly when overcoming resistance during arrests or in course of protecting themselves or others from harm.