Today it is almost commonplace to hear physical police behavior described as police brutality, yet it is rare for police officers to actually be prosecuted much less convicted for these accusations. What are some common instances where police are allowed to use force on an individual that are not popularly understood? When does police behavior become police brutality according to the letter of the law? And how much police behavior that meets the legal definition of police brutality goes unprosecuted because of District Attorneys and/or Internal Affairs officers that are just reticent to prosecute "one of their own"? And why aren't K-9 Units considered police brutality? Can I tell my dog to attack someone and not be charged?