What term do citizens use to describe a wide range of practices by police from verbal abuse to physical violence?
physical violence is where the people fighting use actions instead of words Physical violence is the intentional use of physical force with the potential for causing death, disability, injury, or harm. Physical violence includes, but is not limited to, scratching; pushing; shoving; throwing; grabbing; biting; choking; shaking; slapping; punching; burning; use of a weapon; and use of restraints or one's body, size, or strength against another person.
Violence is physical damage or harm, or a display of physical force. It is usually done as an abusive, angry, hostile, or malicious act. It may also be used as intimidation. Aggressive behavior only becomes violent when it takes a physical form. Extortion or coercion may involve the threat of violence.