Police Misconduct Essays

1042 Words Oct 16th, 2013 5 Pages
Police Misconduct
American Intercontinental University
English paper
Latarrace Johnson
8/25/2013

ABSTRACT
Police misconduct is currently on the rise in many cities. Police misconduct can be define as false confession, false arrest, falsified of evidence and lying under the oath. For many years police crimes have went unreported and punishments are never given. We now have to put an end to these wrongful duties taken by police officers around the world.

Have you ever experience police brutality or discrimination? Have you ever heard the police officers lying under the oath? All of these are some examples of police misconduct. Police misconduct is illegal actions performed by the police officers. Theses wrongful duties can
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If an officer breaks the code he/ she is discarded by the other police officers and left to fend him/ herself. Officers can avoid testifying against other police officers by the blue code of silence. Civil rights act of 1964 gave protections to the citizens who had suffered discriminatory from government authority. The Pinkerton National Detective Agency was using police officers to violently end strikes. During this time many of the officers were members of the Ku Klux Klan who would protect each other when conducting racist acts towards the citizen.
Before the 1990’s there wasn’t a punishment for the officers who were involved in police misconduct. Over the years the police officers who are now involved in police misconduct are suspended without pay while the police headquarters look in to the crime the officers are involved in and if they are found quilt they are fired and faces chargers. The officers will face the maximum time for their convictions, which can range from three to ten years in prison for their actions, even if there was off duty when the incident happen. In the city of Atlanta they try to have you sentence to life in prison due to when officer commit a crime it makes the city look bad. Depending on the crime and how long you were with the police department your punishment can vary. In 2001 a police officer was involved in a hit and run on 285 north in Atlanta Ga. The police officer had been a Fulton county officer so

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