minimum force

minimum force

Those minimum actions, including the use of armed force, sufficient to bring a situation under control or to defend against hostile act or hostile intent. All actions must cease as soon as the target complies with instructions or ceases hostile action. The firing of weapons is to be considered as a means of last resort.
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'India has the responsibility to use the minimum force necessary when policing protests,' the experts said.
Regarding the use of excessive force and live ammunition against protesters, the experts said India had the responsibility to use the minimum force necessary when policing protests.
Hong Kong's government said "after warnings to the protesters police officers deployed tear gas and minimum force".
Police would arrest him with minimum force, hold him incommunicado in a fortress-like prison and keep him out of the sights and minds of the public, he said.
"Only when they were violently attacked and left with no choice did the police use minimum force to disperse protesters in order to restore social order," a Hong Kong government statement said.
There was "little to minimum force" used when law enforcement took the suspect into custody, El Paso police spokesman Robert Gomez said at an earlier press conference.
The captain's statements were in contradiction with the Gibraltar police who said "minimum force" was used.
The vessel's captain, an Indian national, rejected the narative by Gibraltar police who claimed that "minimum force" was used to take control of the oil tanker.
The brigadier then recalls his basic training and that the 'principle of minimum force was drilled well..".
'Police operatives on the ground, however, acted proactively, professionally and used minimum force to disperse the unruly protesters.
Is it not an established doctrine of law enforcement - all across the world - that the State cannot use more than the minimum force required to neutralize the threat?
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