Sheriff’s jailers unnecessarily strike inmates on head, ACLU says

More excessive use of force in a jail.  See also Lorain County, Ohio.

From the article: “Los Angeles County sheriff’s jailers have routinely hit inmates with unnecessary blows to the head, according to allegations in a report released Wednesday by the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California.”

I agree that there needs to be more oversight of use of force in jails.  I do not agree that officers need to be in fear for their lives prior to striking inmates.  Most correctional systems have a use of force spectrum that shows escalating inmate behavior and corresponding officer action that is deemed appropriate.  Officers can strike an inmate if they feel that their safety or the safety of others is in jeopardy, but not necessarily to the point that they fear death.

Read the article here.

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