Unethical Police Essay

1118 Words Jun 11th, 2013 5 Pages
Unethical Police

Lauren Siebert

CJA/214

April 16, 2013

Richard Banahan

Police corruption and misconduct is an issue that is very close to home for me. I am experiencing the outcome as I sit here today. Whether people want to hear it or not, police corruption does exist, it has for a long time and probably will for another long time. During the course of this paper I will talk about police corruption, misconduct, and brutality, present two cases in which these acts took place, describe the details of the case and their outcomes and address my feelings on that outcome.

As of right now, I am living one of the worst nightmares that anyone could imagine. My family is personally going through a case of police
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Why they do not just hand over the evidence and let us pursue the case is beyond me. Perhaps they have even more to hide.

Cases like this are going on all around the United States. Police departments are not doing their job to protect the citizens and capture real offenders. They are so busy riding around in their cars and pulling people over for stupid tickets that they do not see the bigger picture. They do not even know what is going on right in front of them. On the news they talk about police officers taking bribes and abusing their power, sometimes for sexual favors, but how long is this going to last? How long must the people wait for answers to their issues and problems? How long before the police departments take a stand and start living out that oath to protect and serve?

In Georgia just a couple months ago 10 officers were arrested for corruption. A local gang put out the word that they were looking for dirty cops to become involved with their drug scandal. To the surprise of many, the gang got quite a few responses. The investigation uncovered over 50 transactions involving cocaine with the most expansive one being approximately $7,000. Instead of arresting these people and locking them up, these police officers were taking money as a bribe to look the other way, escort the gang members to deals, and even get their hands dirty by performing some of the deals themselves. WSBTV News (2013) covered the story and quoted U.S. Attorney Sally Yates

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