How To Reduce Police Brutality Essay

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In the United State over the last 3 years, police brutality happens more and more frequently. Are they abuse their power or are they just simply do their job? To have a better understanding about this issue, first we need to know what is police brutality? Police brutality is the use of any force exceeding that reasonably necessary to accomplish a lawful police purpose. As of now, polices seem to use more unnecessary violence forces toward the citizens especially with the minority groups. In the past years, numbers of police shooting and killing toward citizens have dramatically increased. A 16 years old kid got shot 16 times on Chicago street, a young child got shot and killed in the park because a police officer thought he had a gun or on …show more content…
They want the government to come up with a solution to stop the brutality. There are many hypotheses of how to fix the problems, but only a few that could actually work or at least decrease “police brutality”. Like for example, prosecute police officers the same as criminals when they break the law (hold police accountable for their actions), required all police officers to wear camera, report all the misconduct, training class or supervision. So, how do all of these help to decrease police brutality? Let’s start with training. “Police officers need to be trained in professionalism and customer service. The very nature of policing requires officers to interact with the general public, and they should have problem-solving skills, while being polite and professional at the same time.” (National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice, and the Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1988). This is not really one of the best solution out there, but it can help. The reason why training is not really a good solution to this issue because while it does provide officers with all the “knowledges and skills that they need, but when it comes to dealing with unpredictable events, most often when alone and without available supervision knowledge of law in such circumstances is important, but insufficient”. More often than not it tells officers what they cannot do rather than what they can or should do (National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice, and the Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1988). But also at the same time these knowledges and skills can help a lot in term of “how to deal with” in a certain situation. Besides training, another solution that can help a lot on this issue is “prosecute police the same as criminal”! Most

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