Use of Force

Use of Force

When I am Sheriff, my officers will be required to follow the 1-Plus Rule which simply means officers, under normal circumstances, are only allowed to use one level of force above the amount of force used by the suspect/attacker/adversary. Also, right now in HCSO there is a lot of supervision-by-intimidation going on. That sort of system leads to junior officers going along with things they normally wouldn’t in order to keep their jobs. Perhaps the worst, most recent national case that illustrates supervision by intimidation is George Floyd’s case. You had 3 junior officers going along with what their senior officer was doing.