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Egyptian plainclothes police officers have beaten a man to death in the country's second largest city, Alexandria, on grounds that he had defaulted on a bank loan.
Originally posted by Xcathdra
reply to post by oozyism
In the US the "officer" would not even be involved in a situation like this, since the incident described would be considered civil and not criminal.
Hypothetically speaking if an officer did this, he would be arrested and most likely charged with 1st deree murder in addition to a 42 USC 1983 violation. Depending on the state it occured in, its possible the conviction could result in a death penalty. If the officer was acting under the color of law the family would be able to sue the department.
I cant speak to what other countries may or may not do with this situation, since I have no idea how their law works in the situation suggested.