How much is too much force?

Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 5, 2011

When enforcing the law, the use of force is sometimes necessary, say top law enforcement officials.
But when does force become excessive? The answer to that question, those officials say, is a moving target.
Every situation is different, and each scenario demands its own response.
Still, there’s one universal rule that all Rowan County agencies use when investigating use-of-force complaints: Was the force reasonable, and would another officer faced with similar circumstances have reacted the same way?
See complete details in Sunday’s Salisbury Post.