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As a general rule, police officers have the same ability to defend themselves that any other citizen in New York or elsewhere does. However, there are limits as to when they can use force to protect themselves or to apprehend individuals suspected of committing a crime. According to a Supreme Court ruling, force may be used if an individual is…

What to know about force used by police

As a general rule, police officers have the same ability to defend themselves that any other citizen in New York or elsewhere does. However, there are limits as to when they can use force to protect themselves or to apprehend individuals suspected of committing a...