Law enforcement officers are given much power and authority over one’s civil liberties. Not only do they have a duty but also a responsibility to enforce laws and ordinances in their jurisdiction, maintain order and protect its people. In some cases, the only way to accomplish this is through legitimized use of force. Use of force can best be described as "the amount of effort required by a law enforcement officer to induce compliance of an unwilling subject" (nij.gov, 2012). With that said, law enforcement officers have been given the right to apply only enough force necessary to control a situation, while defending others, preventing escape, during self-defense and while a subject is resisting arrest (Pollock, pp. 234). It is not until that force becomes excessive that it becomes say an issue.
Yes, this indeed was a legal stop. This was a legal stop because under the stop and frisk exception police can stop a person on the streets and pat them down for illegal objects, so long as they have suspicion. And, during my midnight shift patrol I found it to be suspicious that these two men were behind a closed business. A business in which has been burglarized in the past. I do believe that stop and pat down was justified. I believe the stop was justified because the suspect did not appear to fit the time or place, as it was midnight and the business was closed. A pat down is to stop any further danger towards an officer and other people. A pat down should only be used to detect concealed weapons or contraband. So, I believe
I was arrested and charged for the murder. I called my parents crying. They believed I was innocent and finally built up the courage to tell me something they have been hiding for the past 22 years of my life. They told me I was not an only child, in fact I had a troubled identical twin sister named Ally Bennett. My parents continued on telling me they had giver her away after figuring out she was troubled. They sent her to a mental asylum in which she broke out 15 years later. They said that I was too young to remember, and did it to give me my best chance. My parents later flew to Chicago and came to the jail in which I was held. They explained what had happened and showed Ally’s birth certificate as evidence to prove I was innocent. I was finally
Referring to my reading on the article compromise police legitimacy as a predictor of violent crime in structurally disadvantage communities by Robert J. Kane. I found procedural justice an idea, which is largely consisting of the equality methods of the law-making process, that relate to the concept of legal-rational authority. This model it also shows the concerns and the issues of the legal authority in the consensus-based process, in how the law enforcement interacts with the public by applying the right and fair choices of process. Police legitimacy is another term in this article, which refers to the police authority where law enforcement has the right to use of power when is needed. Corresponding to their procedures of controlling the situation rightfully and creating a peaceful trust
Police interrogation and investigation techniques is an unpopular area that created tension between the public and police. Interrogation policies or procedures have been under scrutiny many a times in the past and has grown to incorporate the changing views and ideals of the public. However, the police still face criticism over their investigation and interrogation techniques from the community. Furthermore, the use of extreme or excessive force, by the police, in dealing with unideal situations is creating a rising tension between them and the community.
I agree with your assessment of police using deception by making up fake evidence in order to acquire a confession. I think part of the motivation to be deceptive is not merely that fact the law allows it, but there can sometimes be political pressure put on an agency to quickly solve a case. This can put into action the wrong type of motivation opening up room for defense teams to criticize police tactics and potentially forcing a false confession. I think police working undercover should use all the deception needed to infiltrate a criminal organization and make a criminal case, but officers working in the capacity of a known officer of the law conducting interrogations should use the facts of the case and not create false evidence
On 10/01/2017, while I (P/O Wilson #9346 of the Glenrden Police Department) was working secondary employment at the Popeyes at 6214 Central Avenue, Seat Pleaesant, Maryland 20743 and was flagged down by a citizan who advised me that an unknown subject was standing by the drivethru line with his pants down to his ancles and may be under the infuence of PCP (Phencyclidine). Upon stepping outside I noticed the subject and I advised him to pull his pants up but he seemed to be disoriented and did not comply. I emmediatly notified communications of my discovery and requested additional officers to respond to my location.
Friday, May 11th, 2018 at approximately 10:00 p.m., I Detective L. Donegain of the Fayetteville Police Department Homicide Unit received a phone call from Sergeant P. Orellano in reference to a deceased male located at 317 Kimberwick Drive.
Are our police becoming to militarized in our country, in my opinion yes they are, for they revive army surplus, for they used a bomb disarming drone to take out a suspect in Dallas Texas by attaching a one pound of c4 to the arm of the drone? First we talk about whether the tactic was nescarry for the police to use when all the needed to do was to disable the suspect with a well-placed snipper round to the soldular or arm. Second would be weather this tactic will become a common occurrence or will it become overused like the Taser when it first was introduced to the public. Third would it cause the tactics used by our country’s law enforcement become restricted on when we used them in situations that law enforcement currently uses. Now let find out how well this tactic will affect society and the
During my visit at San Diego Police Department I gathered a great deal of knowledge on all the job openings in law enforcement. SDPD is one of the largest police stations I’ve ever witnessed. It has its own SWAT located within the infrastructure along with a dispatch office with over 30 dispatchers getting non stop calls. All this was so fascinating to me, and learning about all the equipment and such they have up to date was beyond interesting. I was allowed to mount a SWAT truck and see hands on dispatching.
There are a plethora of ethical issues with the first story but few for the second story. Starting with the first story, the first ethical issue I found was the opposition many of the officers had towards the idea of community policing. As a police officer you take an oath to serve and protect citizens and serving takes on many forms not just crime fighting. Other ethical issues that I witness was prostitution, the home owners throw eggs at the john’s car, littering and leaving trash on the ground of the home owners, the police officers lack of response and only reacting once they were caught slacking on the job. To me the biggest issue was the neglect police officer showed towards the community trying to better its self. While the department stated they had more pressing matter to deal with it was evident they more than enough resources and time to correct the issue.
I agree that it is easy to jump to conclusions when we have limited information, and that these two variables do not cause the other. Multiple variables can impact if cops commit crimes and if criminals are bolder when more police are on patrol and this situation requires further investigation into the community and into the police force to determine those variables. Conducting research into the reports is a great idea, and determining the level of severity of the reported incidence would be meaningful. Are the reportable events serious? Are they nuisance complaints? This scenario leaves us with many questions to be asked.
In the last decade, publicized events of police violence have exploded. The force that was meant to serve and protect has become one of the most criticized groups in society. With more and more visibility of police misconduct in the news, people have taken up ideological arms against these biased actions. After the 2012 murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin and acquittal of vigilante George Zimmerman for the crime, #BlackLivesMatter became a call to action to stop the dehumanizing violence perpetrated against blacks. In response to this movement, #AllLivesMatter and #BlueLivesMatter have been cried out. They claim that Black lives aren’t the only ones that should be preserved, instead we should rally around protecting all lives. People hold entirely different views and interpretations of police misconduct.
Over the last decade, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Department has faced many different challenges relating to the high crime volume within our jurisdiction. With that in mind, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Department has just received alarming news about a homicide incident that occurred at Judge Hernandez’s residence. The victim is the spouse of Captain Hernandez, who is the leader over the patrol division at the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Department. Nevertheless, to add to this devastating tragic, Sheriff Faile has just received notification that there may be photos of the crime scene on Facebook. As the public information officer for the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Department, I have prepared a statement for the media concerning
When we think of the police, we normally think of the brave men and women out on the street, enforcing the law, catching criminals, helping out the public in cases of emergency and making us feel safe in general. Most of the Police in most of the world is like that which is a good thing, However in the United States of America the police here are a bit more ruthless. Most of the police officers are very nice people and they really do want to help out in their community, but unfortunately there are some bad and corrupt cops in the system that will break the law and do some bad things. In the Modern world most bad cops are seen as racist and trigger happy. They don’t kill for fun of course but whenever they feel threatened they are trained to feel as though they need to take down their target since they are taught to make sure they don’t do something that will end up killing them. While nobody is at fault with these cases it is unfortunate that it does happen. Thankfully most of those cops are not as bad as the actual corrupted ones where they do business with drug lords and take their money just so that the criminals don’t get ratted out and so that they can continue their business. While there are some organizations that are corrupted the people in America do have power and a decent morality to do something about it. There are many organizations and cases that happened in the supreme court that has changed how the police behave and act when they are out on the