unlawful force

See: violence
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The report urged authorities to investigate the violence and hold police officers accountable for unlawful force.
They were told in order to convict Simon they must be sure he used unlawful force against Mr Spalding with the intent of killing or causing serious harm.
Pentagon Spokesperson John Kirby told reporters on Wednesday that recipients are not to use drones to "conduct unlawful surveillance or use unlawful force against their domestic populations" and must provide unmanned operators, "the technical and doctrinal training on the use of these systems.
According to HRW, "the government has announced official investigations into allegations of unlawful force by the security forces, but no results have been made public.
In most of the cases we documented, security forces employed unlawful force, including shooting and severely beating unarmed individuals," the report said.
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An August Human Rights Watch report on the topic, Blood on the Streets: The Use of Excessive Force During Bangladesh Protests, found that while some efforts at dispersing crowds on May 5 and 6 appeared to adhere to international standards, security forces had also used unlawful force in other instances, leaving at least 50 people dead and more than 2,000 injured.
Deputy Assistant Commissioner Maxine de Brunner said yesterday: "I apologise unreservedly for Simon Harwood's use of excessive and unlawful force, which caused Mr Tomlinson's death, and for the suffering and distress caused to his family.
Today, I apologise unreservedly for Simon Harwood's use of excessive and unlawful force, which caused Mr Tomlinson's death, and for the suffering and distress caused to his family as a result.
These include: Harwood's use of excessive and unlawful force and the suffering and distress caused to his family.
You resorted to unlawful force and pushed her and the result was a catastrophic injury to her, she suffered a severe brain injury.
The security forces must abide by international policing standards and refrain from using unlawful force in response to peaceful demonstrations," it said.