Police officers are allowed to use employ a reasonable amount of force in the course of their duties. But who gets to define and decide what is a reasonable amount? The situation has to dictate what that level of force is going to be. The officer MUST do what he/she has to in order to stay safe. And if a citizen is non-compliant, and if the officer is completely alone…no back-up… then what should an officer do? There is a story of a Seattle officer punching a girl in the face. She was interfering as he was attempting to make an arrest. The crowd was growing and I can see where the officer might have felt that the situation could get out of control in a real hurry…. but does this allow him to punch someone in the face? Disregard the fact that it is a female, just pay attention to the situation as a whole…and remember that the officer is unarmed…. Go read the story and watch the video…. What do you think?