Ethics Of The Use Of Force

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Professional Standards and Use of Excessive Force in New Jersey State
There are several laws governing police misconduct including current laws pending in legislation statewide. Ethically, all laws must focus on the overall “good for everyone”. Police officers should not be excused from holding up to their professional standards. Deontology systems of ethics is said to deal with intentions and motives. Deontological ethics is concerned with acts-- if it is intrinsically right or wrong. According to the State of New Jersey’s Internal Affairs Policy and Procedures enacted into law in 1978, law enforcement agencies have a duty to monitor the behavior of their police officers for incidents of misconduct. In situations where officers are
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2C:3-7 8) was enacted with a goal of properly guiding the use of force by the police and needed critical guidance. Nevertheless, the Use of Force in law enforcement’ policy states that (a) use of force justified to affect an arrest. Subject to the provisions of this section and of section 2C:3-9, the use of force upon, or toward the person of another is justified when the actor is making or assisting in making an arrest the actor reasonably believes such force is immediately necessary to effect a lawful arrest. Law enforcers are granted the extraordinary authority to use force when necessary to accomplish lawful ends. Authority grounded in the responsibility of every sworn law enforcement officer to comply with the laws of the state of New Jersey regarding the Use of Force and to comply with the provisions of this policy. Equally in situations where law enforcement officers are justified in using force, the utmost restraint should be exercised. The use of force should never be considered routine (New Jersey Office of Attorney General, …show more content…
New Jersey’s Body Camera Bill, Senate Bill 2518 (S2518) and Assembly Bill (A3852) S2518 in the Senate and A3852 in the Assembly — expands on the dash-cam law by requiring all police officers who are "primarily assigned to patrol duty" to wear a mobile video recording system. The bill was introduced in Trenton by State Sen. Donald Norcross (D-5, of Camden) and Assemblyman Paul Moriaty (D-4, of Washington Township). The two stated their intentions behind drafting the legislations and had previously stated their intentions on drafting such legislation during a press conference, after Gov. Chris Christie signed the dashboard law into legislation (New

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