“you put your hand on their elbow — that is considered use of force.” So is throwing an older woman up against a car considered “excessive use of force”? I wasn’t there and maybe she did not comply with the officer’s orders. But some officers tend to blur the line between assaulting and insulting. Only one of these should justifiably get a person slammed against a car. Sounds like this was more of a personal issue stemming from prior incidents.