Well I was watching a TV program just now (Caught on Camera: Chaos in Courts episode). It featured the story of Esteban Carpio. The backstory is that he was in an interview with a detective (the detective's partner had left the room for a drink). Somehow Carpio locked the door from the inside, took the detectives gun and shot him dead. Carpio then jumped out of a third story window and fled. An hour later he was captured and somtime thereafter (I'm guessing days or weeks at the most judging from his injuries). His injuries are very severe. Police (and even a subsequent FBI investigation) concluded that the injuries were the result of his three storey fall and "necessary force" used by the police in capturing him. Note that Carpio is also wearing a "spit shield"...police said because he was being "combative" and spitting at them but it looks to me like it is just hiding more injuries. Link: Police Brutality (and Atrocity) Blog: American Justice? Esteban Carpio - Was he railroaded? So... What do you think? Is police brutality ever justified?