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Officer Misconduct / Internal Affairs

Officer Misconduct / Internal Affairs

The Officer Misconduct / Internal Affairs topic area features news, training and information related to cases involving potential or perceived law enforcement misconduct. This section serves the important function of pointing out, not pointing fingers, when a police officer has gone outside the lines.
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October 23, 2013
10 tips for when you are served with a use-of-force lawsuit notice Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

10 tips for when you are served with a use-of-force lawsuit notice

Police attorney Lance LoRusso offers a checklist of what to do — and what not to do — when faced with a civil suit - Full Story
August 30, 2013
Overcoming organizational mistrust in the IA unit John Hein - Inside Internal Affairs

Overcoming organizational mistrust in the IA unit

All the players in the process can build trust between the IA function and those who are affected by it - Full Story
August 09, 2013
Viral video: Ga. LEOs' 'unprofessional' conduct Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Viral video: Ga. LEOs' 'unprofessional' conduct

False accusations of misconduct are made against cops on a daily basis, but we cannot ignore the fact that some bad apples really are ruining the bushel - Full Story
August 08, 2013
How not to be 'Officer Schmuck' Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

How not to be 'Officer Schmuck'

I want to stand in the shadow of your greatness, not under the dark cloud of your skillful sloth - Full Story
July 24, 2013
Disobeying the brass for the 'right' reasons Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Disobeying the brass for the 'right' reasons

When faced with a conflict between agency policy and personal convictions, do you decide to be "righteous" rather than "right?" - Full Story
July 15, 2013
Body-cavity searches and common sense: No misdemeanor is worth losing your job Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Body-cavity searches and common sense: No misdemeanor is worth losing your job

It’s pretty unlikely that there’s even one jurisdiction in America in which a roadside body-cavity search falls within agency policy - Full Story
July 04, 2013
P1 First Person: The use (and misuse) of IA PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: The use (and misuse) of IA

By John Hein PoliceOne Member Any law enforcement officer knows the internal affairs function investigates... - Full Story
April 10, 2013
Study proves 'cop cameras' cut citizen complaints Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Study proves 'cop cameras' cut citizen complaints

Study by TASER International and Calif. PD shows video cameras worn by police officers have a deterrent effect on citizens initiating false and frivolous allegations of police misconduct - Full Story
February 14, 2013
The Dorner case: When cops turn rogue and how to prevent it Dr. Laurence Miller - Practical Police Psychology

The Dorner case: When cops turn rogue and how to prevent it

What makes a LEO turn from protector to punisher? How can we predict when this will happen and to whom? How do fellow officers react to an eruption of violence by one of their own? - Full Story
February 07, 2013
A manifesto, a manhunt, and a murderous mess Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

A manifesto, a manhunt, and a murderous mess

Cops across California are looking for Christopher Jordan Dorner, a former Navy lieutenant and ex-LAPD... - Full Story



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Officer Misconduct / Internal Affairs Columnists

Inside Internal Affairs Inside Internal Affairs
with John Hein
10-43: Be Advised... 10-43: Be Advised...
with Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief