Their rights depend on the situation they are in. Sometimes police officers do go too far. For example, the videotaped beating of motorist Rodney King in Los Angeles is a time a police officer overstepped his bounds. This is violating citizens rights. If a civilian’s rights are violated they may be allowed to have protection through state and federal laws, which means the person whose rights were violated are being protected by the government.
Law enforcement agents are should behave to a standard that is greater than the average civilian. Police brutality comes from an abuse of power granted to the police. Police brutality is often drawn on by overreaction in certain situations drawn on by panic. Police using excessive force in the United States is a crucial dilemma and must be stopped. The regulation of the carrying of firearms reducing the movement of guns would obviously make police officers less nervous, regardless of the color of their skin and that of their interlocutor.
That case, no threat or danger against the police officer were made. The police officer could have solved the situation in a hasty manner. Using deadly force is obligated on occasions such as self-defense or protecting other individuals from danger. Police officers have to make quick decisions, but they should know if it's correct or
As such, the public should have more sway in the decision making process for proper punishment for the officers in question. Furthermore, the details of the investigation should be made public so that the law enforcement agency employing the offender cannot pull punches in regards to their punishment. In effect this would lower the chances of negative police deviance as there would be no room for making a horrendous decision that affects the life of another individual. This is not to mention the fact that such a public disgrace goes beyond the slap on the wrist that the agency usually attempts to use. It would single out the offender and keep the agencies public face intact as opposed to giving every officer a bad name as a result of a few bad
Which then makes it harder for the officer to gain control. If the officer cannot gain control of the problem, then either the officer will be injured or the suspect will get away. According to Ken Wallentine, police rarely use force; so why would you take away and reduce their ability to use force, when it 's rarely used. Most often individuals who say police use too much are often talking about officers who lack the necessary education. So under those circumstances simply provide more training instead of wanted the law enforcement to reduce the amount of force can they use.
This issue is yet to be solved even though it has been a known problem since long ago. In many cities all over the country, officers are abusing their authority and most of the time they will never even be investigated and when they are it is always a very mild punishment compared to if a regular citizen would have done the same thing. Law enforcement officers carry guns, they are given special privileges and hold a lot of responsibility. Police officers are trusted and expected to respect laws and society at all times. Taking all of this into consideration police officers do in fact break laws quite often.
Nancy Scheper-Hughes Death Without Weeping, she states that “even the most ‘advanced’ state can resort to threats of violence or to open violence against ‘disorderly’ citizens” (Fassin 2013). This quote suggests that the state uses its discretionary power to maintain the order of society. This discretionary power applies to the police as well. Baldwin’s “A Report from Occupied Territory” provides examples of a state using violence against citizens that society perceives to be disorderly. Baldwin criticizes this use of violence.
In the United States police power is conferred upon the states by the tenth amendment, which states, “The capacity of the states to regulate behavior and enforce order within their territory for the betterment of the health, safety, moral, and general welfare of their inhabitants.” The police are supposed to be the ones who protect and serve the public but they have been killing unarmed African Americans and minorities as a whole. They have been trying to enforce order and law but the only thing they really have been doing is enforcing fear. They have been using police power to get away with a lot of killing. Minorities are starting to see that some police officers don’t care about their lives and they start to fear them. It’s unfair to the minorities they do this to it starts to make them feel deferentially about the police.
If this trend continues it is less likely for police to be viewed in the public eye as the wrong doers. If an individual knows that the police officer is wearing the camera they are less likely to do something ignorant in order to escape getting in trouble. Even though the body cameras are not on most of the police force, I personally believe the thought of them wearing it will make citizens act more
Introduction The effective attainment of justice can be greatly hampered by vices such as police corruption. When the police force is corrupt, there are heightened likelihoods that justice may be compromised. Corruption in the police force can be related to the application and/or abuse of force, or bribery, among other vices. It is worth noting that the police have an instrumental role to play in the criminal justice process, because of their responsibility of maintaining law and order. The police corruption issue appears to prevail in various nations and cities.