What would be a circumstance where a law enforcement officer actually faced a penalty for excessive force? Cops have been killing unarmed citizens for such a long time... I just wonder what has to happen for them to get in trouble? I understand the dangers of the job. But it's like a cop being scared or feeling threatened is enough to kill some one and get off. But I feel like "feeling" like your in danger is not the same as actually being in danger. So are cops above the legal system they supposedly uphold??