There was a case where a police officer conduct affected his job. On June 26th, 2013 a Grapeland, Texas officer was fired because of his unethical behavior. Apparently, the police officer was at a party. The police officer allowed a female at the party to wear his gun belt with his loaded gun, ammunition and Taser still on the belt. The woman was holding an alcoholic drink while wearing the officer duty rig. A person at the party took pictures of the female wearing the gun gear and posted them on social media. Once several individuals saw the pictures online, they complained to the Chief of Police. Consequently, Chief Franklin terminated officer because his behavior went against the law enforcement code of ethics. Chief Franklin said, "All of our guys understand the ramifications of being irresponsible with their firearms, with their weapons and with their position in the city " (Beames. 2013).
When enforcing the law, for police officers not two situations they encounter are ever the same, even when examine a large number of situations over an extended period of time. The officers are usually in the
Police has the power to put anyone in Prison especially if they are not committing anything seriously. One of the reason is because Colored citizens don’t have higher class, meaning on poverty, no wealthy jobs etc. meaning that they would do crime. War on drugs is a significant factor in the High incarceration rates for African-American.
Police Brutality against African American people has begun to take a toll on our communities. African American communities cannot even trust the police, because of the way they are being treated unfairly by a police officers of them distract or their state. Which is why the police are being coming more advanced in technology, but still fail to use their powers as an officer correctly. This cause the police officers are using misconduct against African American people when confronted by them. This research leads me to conclude that the police department of many states across the United States becomes more corrupted every day because of the lack of order in our police departments. In this essay, I will argue that the policing between black
The summer of 2015, on June 15th, my cousins, brothers and I were stopped by Montgomery county police officers. A robbery was reported and we “supposedly” fitted the descriptions. It was five African Americans, four males, and one female. We eventually found out the description they had told us was completely false. The women who reported the robbery came to our location to identify us and angrily told the cops that she said there were only three African-American males and they all had dreads, which none of us fitted that description. This experience of mine may sound surprising or uncommon to others, but this exact situation happens to many other African Americans. It has become a common way African Americans live in America.
1 out of every 116 officers allegedly engaged in misconduct. That means in almost every police department where there is there is at least one officer who is engaging in misconduct. Already this year of
African Americans, Whites, and Hispanics often perceive American social institutions, including the criminal justice system in starkly different terms. Research has shown that race is one of the most salient predictors of attitudes toward the police and other criminal justice institutions: African Americans are more likely than whites to express dissatisfaction with various aspects of policing. Whites tend to hold a favorable opinion of the police, favor aggressive law enforcement, and are skeptical of criticisms of the police. African Americans and Hispanics, however, are more included to viewing the police as contributing to their subordination through both legal and extralegal practices, as frequently involved in mistreatment of minority citizens. Their position increases the chance that they will see police misconduct as both a general problem and one that particularly afflicts Hispanics and African Americans. The reality is that most African Americans and Hispanics, like many Whites, want law enforcement amplified, though they want it achieved in a fashion that reduces abuses. (Weitzer & Tuch, Race and Perceptions of Police Misconduct, 2004)
When a figure of authority – such as a police officer - abuses their power, they are involving themselves in acts of misconduct. If an officer abuses their power in return for personal gain, then they are involving themselves in corrupt conduct (Farlex, 2008). Personal gains would be making a profit or obtaining other benefits through illegal ways such as bribery, selling drugs, stealing, and extortion. Within the police department, acts of misconduct and corruption take the form of procedural, criminal, and unconstitutional violations (Farlex, 2008). Procedural is a form of misconduct occurring when officers go against the rules and regulations
A man is in his car and is pulled over for having a suspended license, and for going 60 on a 40 road. The officer walks over to the car to see the man crying. The man claims that he was rushing to get to a relative's funeral. When asked to get out of the car he resists and the police officer grabs his arm. The man yanks his arm back and the officer pulls him out of the car and brutally beats him.
The movie I chose was “Serpico.” The setting of the movie begins with Frank Serpico the main character graduating from the Police Academy, He is determined to be a “good” cop and represent everything that the image of a law enforcer is meant to be. However, where there is bad there is good and the police force is no exception. No matter where Serpico goes Police Corruption seems to be all around and his morals are challenged time and time again. He however wants to change this and break down on Police Corruption, but of course with every department being corrupt instead of making it better for himself he is slowly digging his grave. The movie shows that corruption in the
In your essay, the topic you’re joining is about police brutality . I can tell because in your introduction when you have mentioned of world issue of police brutality and the abusement of power you seen on social media as well news. The thesis you offer as an answer to this issue at first by addressing the issue of continuation of police brutality which are seen on social media and other outlets and how citizens are frighten and brutalized. By the end of the essay, we come to an understanding that there is a lack of training to protect citizens, racial profile,excessive force on the minorities as well in the minority communities these reasons are that police officers is biased and use unreasonable act .
Law enforcement, in some form, has existed for centuries and since its creation there has been numerous improvements. Improvements have come about because of community changes and the need for more effective ways of policing the people. As crimes became more fierce and complex so did the need for the investigation and solving of these crimes. Criminal investigative techniques were not just born from thin air, some thought and planning had to go into figuring out the proper ways to go about doing things. Pioneers of the criminal justice and criminal investigation field such as August Vollmer, Alphonse Bertillon, Edward Henry, and Edmond Locard have made superior contributions to the development of criminal investigative techniques. These techniques have impacted the way police operate today and set a substantial base for law enforcement to build on.
Special units in police forces are essential to the function of any organization, however some of these special units might evolve into feeling superior to the rest of the agency. The mentality of doing it their own way sets in and more likely than not this behavior is not cohesive with the policies and procedures in place by the agency. Unfortunately, this attitude develops from not being checked, and leads to the unit feeling as though they are untouchable. When not having checks and balances
The relationship between the LGBTQ community and the police services has been filled with harassment and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Although the number has decreased over the years, numerous individuals of the LGBTQ community are still reporting complaints of discrimination that are the cause of police misconduct, including verbal harassment, physical and sexual abuse.
Police officers are given a lot of power because it is needed to help protect citizens and the community. However, police often abuse their power by the over use of force, corruption, sexual misconduct, bias based policing, and failure to maintain police ethics. (Peak, 2011)