New Survey of Doctors Reveals Possible Excessive Force

by | Jan 7, 2009

A new study reveals that 98% of doctors who treat recently arrested suspects for injuries believe excessive force was the cause of the injuries, and 65% of the doctors surveyed say they suspected two or more cases of excessive force per year. Those who are critical of the survey point out that the doctors surveyed are often times without any knowledge as to the actual circumstances of the arrest. Will we start to see more criminal defense lawyers using medical testimony in cases where defendants are charged with assault on police and correctional officers? Read the USA Today story here.

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