How does the media and use of video technology impact the publics perception of police use of force?

Please read the instructions bellow. I need a 250+ response. Please also include references.

Grading will be based on content, structure, organization, grammar and spelling. Please do not plagarize!

Key Points: Should discuss what is witnessed versus what actually happens or what precedes. May use Rodney King (Christopher Commission) as an example.

Objective: Describe legal standards associated with the use of deadly force by law enforcement officers, explain the patterns of deadly force, and describe the problem of suicide by cop.

When to use force is the issue both in terms of when to apply and when there is no longer authority to use force. The right to use force in order to gain compliance is not a question. There is a question, however, as to when force is necessary at all. The point about the officer “getting caught up in the moment” is the problem that must be overcome. It is expected that officers are sufficiently trained to address each situation in an objective and professional manner. What distinguishes the average citizen from police officers is that the latter is trained in use of force while the former are not. The media depictions of force may or may not be accurate or reflect the facts concerning the circumstances surrounding its application. Some have argued that the use of excessive force issue may not be a systemic or institutional issue. The issue of any level of force often becomes a product of the manner in which it is portrayed by the media. This is not to suggest that there are not some bad actors but they are not representative of the profession as the media would like to do. Your response to this question should focus on the use of force by police.


How does the media and use of video technology impact the public’s perception of police use of force?