Growing up, you may have heard that you should always stick up for yourself and that standing up to bullies will get them to leave you alone. While these tactics may have proven useful to you as a child, getting into a physical altercation as an adult could have more serious consequences. Even if you feel that you had to take such action, you could still potentially face criminal charges for assault.
We've previously discussed when it is and is not OK to defend yourself in the state of Wisconsin (and the lengths to which you can go in defending yourself). These laws apply to defending yourself against citizens. But are you ever able to defend yourself against a police officer if they are using excessive force? That's the question we tackle in this article.