When most of us do something that is reckless or careless, and in doing so cause injury to another, we are held responsible. Sometimes by the police. We could be charged with a crime for that kind of thing, or we could be sued, or both. 

Police officers work within a different reality than most of us. They are required to make split-second decisions regarding use of force. That has always meant they benefit from special protections the rest of us […]

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