reply to post by IndianaOps
Please don't take this the wrong way; what is your theory? I read that whole paragraph and I couldn't find your theory that explains why these
things happen? I am a Law Enforcement Agent and I have tried to get people to respond in a manner that could actually result in some change. I would
like to know what actions you feel should be taken to deal with this problem. And i admit, it is a problem. Anytime you have
officers/deputies/agents behave in an unprofessional manner it hinders the rest of us from being able to work effectively with the public.
So, my question to you is this: What do you propose should be done? I will start: People need to understand their rights and take the proper steps
to deal with these instances. Get the information and make your complaint. If you are dealing with the "Blue Wall", then go over it. I honestly
think that in this day and age of cameras and recorders, most members of management are more concerned about their jobs than covering up.
Now, is that always the case; of course not. I know; we all know it. Local agencies are much more prone to this type of behavior and are more likely
to cover these things up. But in this recent era of accountability and media investigations, there is a level that you can go to that will get the
results you desire.
I say all of this in reference to real, legitimate complaints about misconduct and abuse. I have been reading these cop-bashing forums for quite
awhile now and I see that the most vocal and abusive members are the ones that also most strongly disagree with the laws they were caught breaking.
Well, tough. If you don't like the law, get it changed. Otherwise, stop complaining and being a jerk when you get caught. Then I think you'll
find that your encounters with law enforcement will magically improve.
I have fought this battle on these forums for awhile. I know there are abuses that go on. I have seen them and I have also dealt with them. I am a
supervisor and I DO take complaints seriously and investigate them. Some are frivolous, some are not, but, without getting into specifics, I just
participated in an investigation of one of my subordinates that was less than professional off duty. he didn't abuse anyone's personal rights, he
just acted like a fool and tried to badge his way around with something that had nothing to do with his job. His actions earned him a few days off.
UNPAID. And any future transgressions on his part will cost him his career.
There are methods in place to deal with this sort of thing. Most professional agencies (State and Federal) have zero tolerance for violations of
civil rights. The agent and his entire chain of command are held accountable and I have seen agents and their supervisors punished for the actions of
There is hope. You just need to understand the methods for dealing with these encounters and learn to work the system. I have seen it work on
Sorry for the ramble, but again, I ask you; what is your theory on why this occurs? That is an entire seperate discussion that I will be happy to
participate in if posters can prove that they are willing to have a civil discussion.
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