Police Violations And Police Corruption

843 Words Apr 19th, 2016 4 Pages
Michael Carle
American Studies III
Mr Boyd
Mrs Whitehead

Police Corruption Imagine, you and your friends are driving around listening to music and having a good time, you guys have no drugs or alcohol. A cop pulls you over no reason, probably the loud music, maybe you were speeding, who knows. The cops come up to your vehicle, one of them start talking then he “smells” something. The officers make everyone get out as they search the car.You think to yourself, we didn 't have any drugs, they won 't find anything, wrong. The cops somehow find a little pouch of cocaine. Now you and your friends face up to 3 years in jail and $20,000 in fines. This is an example of what we would call Police Corruption. Police Corruption is a form of police misconduct in which police law enforcement break the law for personal or department gain. Police Corruption is a global issue that needs to be solved, cases like the one above can happen anywhere at anytime. In an interview by John Vibes he asked an anonymous police officer from Palm Beach County some questions on this topic, he stated “Mouthy drivers, street lawyers, assholes and just anyone else trying to make my job difficult. Under my floor mat, I keep a small plastic dime baggie with Cocaine residue. The residue is the key because you can fully charge some asshole with possession of cocaine, heroin, or whatever just with the residue”. He was also asked if this was common throughout the department.…

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