Tennessee v. Garner and Graham v. Connor

TENNESSEE v. GARNER, (1985) A Tennessee statute provides that if, after a police officer has given notice of an intent to arrest a criminal suspect, the suspect flees or forcibly resists, “the officer may use all the necessary means to effect the arrest.” Acting under the authority of this statute, a Memphis police officer shot … Read more

The police discretion

The police act as the lawful peacekeepers of our society and they hold the thin line between lawfulness and illegal acts. It is a significant task that requires disciplined individuals who carry the law of the country with the utmost seriousness. Police are given power by the state to conduct their work with the discretion … Read more

The police discretion

The police act as the lawful peacekeepers of our society and they hold the thin line between lawfulness and illegal acts. It is a significant task that requires disciplined individuals who carry the law of the country with the utmost seriousness. Police are given power by the state to conduct their work with the discretion … Read more