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Civil liability and the police use of force in Canada
Rick ParentSimon Verdun-Jones
In Canada, the use of force by police must occur only within the parameters of federal laws, provincial regulations, and organizational policies. There is no obligation on the part of the police to use force in every situation, for which it would be legally justifiable to do so (Sec. 25, CCC). The use of force is dependent upon both the unique circumstances of the incident and the particular decisionmaking strategies of the individual officer.
use of force; police; liability; Canada; lawsuits
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