Title: Police Abuse. The essay includes the definition of "police abuse", the causes, examples of police abuse, relationship with racial profiling, suggestions of solutions about the problem.

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Police Abuse An officer who uses more force than policy allows is said to have used excessive force and may be guilty of police brutality, the excessive and lawless use of police force. Police officers are often seen as a thin blue line of protection between criminals and law-abiding citizens, but when they use excessive force, they cross the line and become criminals. Police brutality damages the image of law enforcement as well as the …

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