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when can a cop strike someone in the head with his baton

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Never, The police can only use force, to apprehend a suspect when they feel their lives or the lives of others around them are in danger. If no such situation exists, they can not use excessive force. Striking someone on the head with a baton, is excessive force and they can be punished for it. No where is a police officer trained to strike someone on the head with a baton, and if an officer commits this act, he has acted outside of the manual police guidelines.

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