Law Enforcement Use Of Force: Safe and Effective Policing Requires Retention Of the Reasonable Belie

The deaths of unarmed suspects have led to claims of excessive police force and proposals for grand jury reform. North Carolina lawyer J. Michael McGuinness states, however, that people calling for reform are using emotion “to attempt to eradicate long-settled law that strikes a balance between the rights of police officers and suspects.” He adds that due to the proliferation of guns and the necessity of quick police action, some innocent members of the public will inevitably be killed or injured by the police, especially when they make gestures inferring that they are retrieving a weapon.