For this assignment, read and reflect on the following article. The article may be located by clicking on the link below:
LoRusso, L. J. (2019, May 23). Graham v. Connor: Three decades of guidance and controversy. PoliceOne. https://www.policeone.com/officer-shootings/articles/483944006-graham-v-connor-three-decades-of-guidance-and-controversy/
In your article critique, identify the premise of the article and provide your initial reaction to the court’s decision in Graham v. Connor. Additionally, address the following:
- Do you think the right decision was made? Why, or why not?
- Why is this court case important to law enforcement? How did this decision affect the way law enforcement does their job?
- Explain what an objective reasonableness standard is and how it applies to this particular case.
- Lastly, regardless of what the court ruled, do you believe excessive force was used by the police in this case?
Your article critique must be a minimum of two pages in length. You must at least use the article as an outside source. Adhere to APA Style when constructing this assignment, including in-text citations and references for all sources that are used.