August 8, 2011, 7:00:00 AM
Should ER Docs Be Required To Report Suspected Cases Of Police Brutality? Controversy Flares Over What's Needed
Chuck Remsberg, Editor-in-Chief
A resounding clash between researchers has erupted over the question of whether emergency room doctors should report suspected cases of excessive force by LEOs. On one hand are American researchers--MDs and PhDs--who argue that in the interest of "violence prevention" ER physicians should notify Internal Affairs investigators whenever they see a patient whose injuries may be the result of "police abuse."