Should Police Officers Who Lie Be Terminated As A Matter Of Public Policy?

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Running Head: SHOULD POLICE OFFIERS WHO LIE BE TERMINATED AS A MATTER OF PUBLIC POLICY Should Police Officers who lie be terminated as a matter of Public Policy LaKetha Southern CJUS 530 Liberty University Professor Jerry Wells 06/29/2015 SHOULD POLICE OFFICERS WHO LIE BE TERMINATED AS A MATTER OF PUBLIC POLICY With all the recent issues that are currently seeing on the news from the Travon Martin Case, Michael Brown in Ferguson, Corruption in Law Enforcement there really needs to be some policies put in place to address untruthful officers. Unfaithful Officers are a subject that has been in the news for many years and will continue to be. Being labeled as an untruthful officers is not a brand an officers would like to wear. The essay will discuss how important trust is when working in Law Enforcement, Termination or not of officers who are caught lying. Keywords: Lying, Officers, Should Police Officer who Lie be terminated as a matter of public policy. What is Public Policy? According to (Merriam-Webster 2015), Public Polices are the governing policies that cover citizens, and are policies that can allow the government to stop any action that is contrary to the public good. The American people look at individuals who work in law enforcement as individuals who are supposed to protect and hold up the constitutional rights of all individuals. The fourth Amendment clearly states that a person has “The right to be secure in their purses, houses, and

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