Excessive use of force by police: a survey of academic emergency physicians.

  title={Excessive use of force by police: a survey of academic emergency physicians.},
  author={Holly Hutson and Deirdre Anglin and Peggy Rice and Demetrios N Kyriacou and Medhat Guirguis and Jared N. Strote},
  journal={Emergency medicine journal : EMJ},
  volume={26 1},
OBJECTIVE To determine the clinical experience, management and training of emergency physicians in the suspected use of excessive force by law enforcement officers. METHODS Surveys were mailed to a random sample of academic emergency physicians in the USA. RESULTS Of 393 emergency physicians surveyed, 315 (80.2%) responded. Of the respondents, 99.8% (95% CI 98.2% to 100.0%) believed excessive use of force actually occurs and 97.8% (95% CI 95.5% to 99.1%) replied that they had managed… CONTINUE READING

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