Many people have concerns about interactions with police officers. They may feel apprehensive because they fear getting into trouble, even if they do not think they have done anything wrong. Of course, others may have fears that they will be harmed by police officers due to the use of excessive force when making an arrest or otherwise addressing a situation.
When laws change, it can often have a ripple effect and potentially present a need to consider changes to other laws. This situation can prove especially true when changes regarding formerly illegal activity take place. Often, individuals wonder whether they have more options when it comes to defending against allegations. For instance, unlawful search and seizure is currently a focus in Florida because medical marijuana has become legal.
Having an encounter with police officers can be a nerve-wracking experience even under the best of circumstances. However, when officers use excessive force or commit other concerning acts, individuals may have even more reason to feel afraid. Unfortunately, though most individuals would like to trust the police, some officers can make it difficult to do so.
A dash cam video shows a police officer striking a suspect in the state. A Florida man was struck seven times as he was being arrested when authorities arrived at the scene where a 911 call was made. A recent news story gives more details of the alleged excessive force incident.