1999 Case Against Four New York Police Force

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An example of officers allowing their ego to affect their duty is in the 1999 case against four New York police officers. Reported by Barstow (1999) four New York police officers were convicted for accepting bribes, gifts and sexual favors from an illegal brothel. It is also reported that in return, the officers would alert the madam of any police raids to her establishment. This is an obvious case of officers thinking about their own personal gain instead of their professionalism. This situation could have been different if they had a better understanding of egoism.
Some officers could allow their anger and adrenaline interfere with their professional judgement. This is sometimes done by exerting excessive force for personal gratification.

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