Excessive police force, as seen in the emergency room

Emergency department physicians often observed, but did not report, cases of excessive police brutality.

MedPage Today
reports a small study that showed “even though 97.8% of emergency physician respondents said they had treated such cases, only 28.8% said they had reported them.”

However, some take exception (via GruntDoc) to that conclusion, questioning whether emergency doctors are qualified to make judgments regarding police brutality. “The fact is,” says physician John Ford, “such physicians are in no more of a position to assess appropriate force usage than are social workers or New York Times reporters.”

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