Police Brutality: An Analysis Of The Relationship Between Police And The Media

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The Media is another issue that has always plagued police agencies since the start of the newspaper. The relationship between police and the media has proven to be apprehensive as the media can both help and hurt the reputation of law enforcement. Thus no matter how the news and other forms of media perceives them law enforcement takes how they are represented very seriously. Though officers are taught to always show police professionalism while on duty it’s the way media resents law enforcement that really can set the public opinion. The most viewed type of news is bad news. Officers are held to the expectation to always do right since it is in the job description. So it’s no shock when coverage on suspected ‘police brutality on a black male’
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