Corruption Of Police Officers

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Corruption of Police Officers Police officers and detectives are here to protect the lives of the citizens as well as their property. A police officer’s occupation is to enforce the laws and to be sure the lives of the citizens are not threatened. According to Wikipedia Police officers have the power to arrest and attain people for a certain amount of time. Some officers are trained to perform special duties such as counter terrorism, surveillance, child protection, VIP protection, and investigation techniques such as fraud, rape, murder, and drug trafficking. Police officers and detectives have many similarities and differences within their occupation. Police officers occupation includes, enforcing laws, responding to emergency and nonemergency …show more content…
Police corruption affects more than the citizens, it also affects the law enforcement. Many things has changed in the system, but one thing that is still occurring today is the corruption of police officers. Police corruption has been occurring for many years and the rates are steady increasing. There are many corrupt police officers, but the case that stood out the most to me was the James Brissette case which involved three corrupt officers, Robert Gisevius, Kenneth Bowen, and Anthony …show more content…
The James Brissette case involved the shooting of multiple black men at Danziger Bridge, but the death of James. The officers Robert, Kenneth, and Anthony shot at the men and called for backup saying the men were shooting at them, which led to the death of James and injuries of the others. After gaining knowledge about the James Brissette story, I think that police corruption is starting to become an effect on the society today because of the many different cases of police corruption. I feel that the incident was very brutal and unfair, but it is fair that each of the officers served their time for what they had done. Police officers do have a dangerous jobs and they do not always keep our citizens safe, because they are often shooting the citizens without probable cause. I also think that police officers should have a camera on them at all times to see what goes on in every situation, because cops has been unfair to those of the opposite color. What aspect motivates police corruption? In my opinion, I think it is the power that the police officers have. I think that when they were granted the power that they have they thought of it as being more than what it really is. Having too much power is corrupting the mind of the police officers. They think that the power gives them the authority to do as they please, and later cover it up by

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