Friday, February 13, 2015

Police Shooting

http://us.cnn.com/2014/11/30/us/cleveland-police-lawsuit/index.html?icid=maing-grid7|htmlws-main-bb|dl1|sec3_lnk3%26pLid%3D573174

Police in Cleveland were involved in a shooting a few years ago.  They were placed on modified duty for an extended time.  Many of them claim they were denied the ability to apply for transfer and to be promoted.

Agencies should have a process in being to handle police officers who have been involved in police shootings or other major use of force incidents.  They need to balance the rights of the officers with the right of the public to know what happened and the ability to prosecute a case; as well as implement disciplinary actions against officers who use excessive force.

Officers who followed the law, and agency policy and did nothing wrong should not be penalized for doing their jobs as they are expected to do them.  Officers should not be treated any differently due to their race or sex, just like the citizens should expect the same from officers; that's what the SGT Says.

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