Unethical Police Operations Paper Cja 214

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Unethical Police Operations Introduction to Police Theory and Practices CJA 214 Adama Scott Instructor: Kimberly Rieson August 11, 2013 Police corruption is defined as a form of police misconduct in which officers seek personal gain, such as money or career advancement, through the abuse of power. It is a police officer’s job to protect and serve the citizens in the community. The police officers mission is to maintain public safety by reducing crime not by being a part of the problem; their job is to be the solution to the problem. This paper will describe the extent of police corruption, misconduct, and brutality in the United States. Then it will identify two cases one of police misconduct and another of police brutality in the United Sates. Last it will explain the outcomes of each case and what I believe the outcome of each case should entail. Police corruption happens in every major city in the United States; New York, New Orleans, Washington D.C. and Los Angeles. Police corruption is conducted by officers of every race, color, ethnic background, and creed. Police officers turn bad to gain wealth, power, and rank in most law enforcement agencies. The extent of police corruption goes as far as officers ripping off drug dealers and even dealing drugs themselves for an increase in wealth. Police officers in some cases try to cover up their corrupt behavior by murder, torture, and even acts of brutality on their victim. Police corruption is a major problem in many law enforcement agencies in the United States. Police misconduct is a major problem among officers in various law enforcement agencies in the United States. Police misconduct range from sexual misconduct, excessive use of force and perjury. Sexual misconduct can include rape, sexual assault, molestation, harassment, coercion, prostitution, and sex while on duty. Police misconduct were an officer

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