Police, And The Constitutional Rights Of Suspects

2365 WordsNov 7, 201610 Pages
You are the newly appointed Chief of Police in a metropolitan community. Some members of your community are concerned about "excessive” use of force by the police. What strategies would you implement to ensured your community will be safe, excessive force will not be used by the police, and the constitutional rights of suspects will be honored. As the newly appointed Chief of police, it is my job to ensure that the community feels that their concerns are addressed. I feel that the first thing to do is hold a city hall meeting for a question and answer. This would not only give me a better idea of what the community is wanting from the police in the community and it would also allow the community to know how the police force operates and how we should be operating. After holding the city hall meeting, I feel that the next best step would be implanting strategies that the community asked about, after doing some research on such strategies. I held my own little poll on my Facebook (I will call this the city hall meeting) asking what kind of things my family and friends think the police community should use to ensure the constitutional rights of suspects and the community would still be safe. The most common response was the use of body cameras and dash cameras being on at all times. That there should not be any pauses in the video feed. So one question I asked to them (the community), was if we had the use of body cameras and dash cameras, would the benefits outweigh the

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