Deadly Misunderstandings About Police Use of Deadly Force
Texas Police Journal (March/April 2016)
8 Pages Posted: 20 Mar 2016
Date Written: February 11, 2016
This short article, written for law enforcement and criminal justice professionals in Texas, summarizes and addresses some of the most common ways in which the laws of justification in Texas are misunderstood and misapplied. The focus is on the use of deadly force by law enforcement officers and the specific provisions contained within the Texas Penal Code regulating the use of the highest level of force by police and others.
Keywords: police, law enforcement, Texas law, justification, use of force, use of deadly force, castle doctrine, force to prevent escape, force to effect arrest
JEL Classification: K14, K42
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