When Public Duty and Individual Rights Collide in Use-of-Force Cases

n the course of their official duties, law enforcement officers are required to recognize and respect the constitutional rights of the citizens they encounter. Police officers themselves are entitled to the same constitutional protections, and while there is “no constitutional right to be a policeman,”1 there are circumstances when officers may assert their individual rights … Continue reading When Public Duty and Individual Rights Collide in Use-of-Force Cases