Cops in the Courts I: Police Misconduct Litigation
Police brutality and police harassment are crimes. Ironically, they are probably prompted or encouraged by a widespread public concern with "law and order," with stopping "crime in the streets." Much of police misconduct may stem from a desire by police to Jive up to their own and the public's image of them as tough crime stoppers; they may act overzealously to detect and apprehend wrongdoers.
Cops in the Courts I: Police Misconduct Litigation,
Yale Rev. L. & Soc. Action
Available at: https://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/yrlsa/vol2/iss4/2