What kind of restraint should cops have to exercise when trying to induce compliance in a target? Judging from how often the use of force by cops is ruled not excessive, not much restraint is necessary. More cases of alleged police brutality may be videotaped, by passersby or by cops' various cameras, but cops can often still expect to be exonerated. It took fellow cops at the Red Bank Police Department in Tennessee about a month to rule that the use of force by their colleagues in the video below, including multiple punches while the suspect was already restrained, was not excessive:
Typical police work?
Lawyers for the man in the video say they may sue, so the police department says it can't discuss the matter further.