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Milwaukee police officers used force in only 1.07% of arrests made in 2009, according to a report presented Thursday to the city's Fire and Police Commission.
The relatively infrequent use of force by the city's police officers contrasts with a general perception that police use force much more often, said Michael Tobin, the commission's executive director.
"The reality of the statistics doesn't reveal that at all," Tobin said. "The statistics show that (the use of force) is a relatively rare and unusual event."
One of the goals of the study was to "document reality as oppose
Officers used force during less than 1% of both traffic stops and interviews with people on the street, according to the study.
About 20% of all Milwaukee police officers, or 387 officers, were involved in the 459 use-of-force incidents analyzed in the study.
According to the study, 27 officers were involved in more than three use-of-force incidents in 2009.
Originally posted by ExPostFacto
So use of force means exactly what? I imagine grabbing someones arm and pinning it behind their back while applying cuffs isn't forceful? So what they mean is that only 1% of all arrests resulted in the individual being arrested fighting back.
Originally posted by Raustin
Everyone I know tells me that I would be selling myself short going into law enforcement.
I have been asked so many times if I really would be proud as 'just a cop'.