The reassignment of desk cops to patrol includes a strengthening of “saturation units,” a compromise strategy between the CPD's old, controversial gang-strike units and McCarthy's philosophy of community policing.
Misrepresentation, deception, and outright lying appear to be part of a police officer’s job description, so much so that the term “testilying,” now common vernacular for police falsifications, was ac…...
Rob Duke's insight:
If the author's going to tell this story, he should tell the whole story... In Brady vs. Maryland, the court ruled that all evidence that may help the suspect must be shared with the defense and subsequent courts have ruled that this means police departments must share personnel file information with the prosecution for any officer suspected of dishonesty. This information must be shared with the defense. In the West, where I served my career, we have a saying similar to "testily" but ours is "you lie: you die". Does ours mean really that you die? No, just as "testily" doesn't really mean that every cop lies in court; "you lie: you die" means that if we catch you in a lie that is substantial ("No honey, those jeans don't make you look fat." isn't a lie that we would consider substantial), then you WILL be fired.
We may be looking at an aberant police culture in NYPD. Since I am unfamiliar with this agency, I can't really assess this possibility. But, I can say that it is much more balanced than the author presents in many other places. Do officers lie? Yes. Do Chiefs routinely fire officers who lie? Yes. Do we catch all liars? No.
Perversely, the criminal justice system gives officers an incentive to perjure themselves.
Rob Duke's insight:
Michelle Alexander has an excellent book in the "New Jim Crow". I'm not sure that we have the data to back up the claims she makes in this article (e.g. that cops routinely lie), but there's significant reform needed none-the-less.
Letter to Labour MP increases pressure for inquiry into how picketing was handled during the 1980s dispute (RT @TimNewburn: RT @ConstableChaos: Miners' strike: senior officer was 'appalled' at conduct of other police
When a private prison corporation paid Ohio $72.7 million in 2011 to purchase one of the state's facilities, the company touted the deal as a "groundbreaking" move that would serve as a model for other states looking to cut costs.
Automated License Plate Reader plays key role for Redlands Police Department San Bernardino Sun Retired Redlands Police Lt. Russ Dalzell demonstrates the Automated License Plate reader on Wednesday at the Redlands Police Annex.
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This is my old department and Russ Dalzell was my Sergeant for a year or two ...
Racial Profiling is wrong. I earn like “Chinese“, failed to save as “Indian“, I never waste but is somewhat “spendthrift” like a Bama”on my family, never rude like a “Chinese”, never wicket like an “Indian” but tried to be more ...
Police called to U of C hospital protest Chicago Sun-Times Police were called on Sunday to a protest at the University of Chicago Hospitals that was being held by a group who said they would not leave the Hyde Park medical center until the...
I heard one time that a great general was great not because he was a great warrior, but because he was a simple craftsman at heart. Similarly, I think that the great cops are not great because they are warriors, but because at heart they are farmers. Like Andy Taylor, a fictional cop that many good cops immitate, sometimes a farmer must be tough, but always with the mind that he or she is taking care of the earth, nurturing the community, and leaving it better than we found it.
Police oversight body has no business in officers' recruitment Daily Nation The Independent Police Oversight Authority has also objected to the appointment of Ndegwa Muhoro as the director of CID on alleged integrity issues.
SFPD can't stop and frisk, so they turn to 'hunting' and 'wolf packing' San Francisco Bay View The city of San Francisco, once a home to counterculture and folks who were free spirited, has changed for the worse over the past five to 10 years.
Gun control advocates need to do “more listening” to rural Americans, Barack Obama has said in an interview during which he acknowledged going on shoots with guests at Camp David. In an New Republic article published ...