Sunday, December 14, 2014

Spokespeople

There have been several controversial police use of force incidents recently.  One thing that people seem to forget is that police officers have right too, just like everyone else.  That includes a right to counsel, a right to remain silent, and a right to a presumption of innocence as well as a right to due process.

Many in the media don't seem to understand any of that. Or if they do, they seem to think it's not right for police officers to assert their rights just like anyone else.  I think that police unions need to do a better job of communicating with the media.

The police union representatives should have spokes people on retainer that can be called any time to respond to controversial police actions.  Controversial is not the same as illegal, immoral, or unethical.  Part of the reason there is controversy is the police side of things is not getting out to the people; that's what the SGT Says.

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