Monday, June 2, 2014

Seattle Cops Sue City for 'Unconstitutional' Restriction of Force

Warning for police brutalityAmanda Warren
Activist Post

Seattle's new policy changes to restrict the use of excessive force have area cops in an uproar. And they are doing everything they can to reverse those changes to lift the veil of limits while exercising brute force. On Wednesday, 120 officers are plaintiffs in a new lawsuit.

So why did a policy change occur this year? By 2012, the Seattle Police Department had been under heavy federal watch after numerous incidents of using excessive force, mainly on minorities, Reuters reports. Years of excessive police force were so significant that Seattle worked out a new policy with the U.S. Department of Justice.

The lawsuit seeks to dismantle all of it. The reasons why, and what the officers want, are very telling....