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Protect and Serve?
Transcript of Protect and Serve?
Out of Control?
What was my report about?
My report was about corruption in the police department and several cases where police abused their power and used what could be considered excessive force.
Why did I choose this topic?
I chose this topic because clearly it is a controversial issue because there has been many protests and there is uproar in the community every time a police encounter comes up.
-17 year old teen shot 7 times by an officer after flashing his brights at an officer in attempt to get him to dim his lights.
-He was the 3rd person to flash the officer that night.
-43% of officers agreed that "Always following the rules is not compatible with getting the job done."
-25% of officers said "They have witnessed another officer harassing an individual because of his/her race.
-52% of officers say it is not unusual for a police officer to turn a blind eye to improper conduct by other officers.
-In any given year an average of 6.6% of police officers will have a complaint filed against them for misconduct.
-61% of officers admitted that they do not always report serious criminal violations that involve the abuse of authority by fellow officers.
-67% of officers surveyed reported that officers who report incidents of misconduct are likely to be given the "cold shoulder" by other officers.
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Marans, Daniel, and Matt Ferner. "An Unarmed Teen Flashed His Brights At A Cop And Ended Up Dead." Huffington Post. N.p., n.d. Web.
Mullainathan, Sendhil. "Police Killings of Blacks: Here Is What the Data Say." The New York Times. The New York Times, 17 Oct. 2015. Web. 20 Oct. 2015.