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Excessive force: Officers must intercede and report

When you see another officer using force that you know is unreasonable, you are required to intercede

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Preventing excessive force and reporting excessive force is required by law. It is probably required by your agency’s policy. And it is just the right thing to do, says risk management expert and Lexipol co-founder Gordon Graham in this tip.

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Gordon Graham has been actively involved in law enforcement since 1973. He spent nearly 10 years as a very active motorcycle officer while also attending Cal State Long Beach to achieve his teaching credential, USC to do his graduate work in Safety and Systems Management with an emphasis on Risk Management, and Western State University to obtain his law degree. In 1982 he was promoted to sergeant and also admitted to the California State Bar and immediately opened his law offices in Los Angeles.