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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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April 13, 2012
Blue on Blue: Reactions to a cop-on-cop shooting Dr. Laurence Miller - Practical Police Psychology

Blue on Blue: Reactions to a cop-on-cop shooting

In a few, fortunately quite rare cases, a good guy becomes the bad guy and these encounters turn deadly - Full Story
April 04, 2012
Blue on Blue: When a suspect looks like a cop Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Blue on Blue: When a suspect looks like a cop

This month, PoliceOne examines the sensitive issue of police officers who suddenly become deadly threats to other cops - we begin with the threat posed by impersonators - Full Story
February 16, 2012
Taking care of #1 after a critical incident Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Taking care of #1 after a critical incident

Ensure an officer’s physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing is attended to by professionals capable of recognizing and treating every type of trauma - Full Story
December 16, 2011
Legalizing marijuana: Police officers speak out Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Legalizing marijuana: Police officers speak out

This highly-debated topic has even infiltrated the law enforcement community, and a surprising number of cops are speaking out in favor of legalization - Full Story
November 17, 2011
Epilogue: Justice for Border Patrol Agent Jesus Diaz? Dave Grossi - Tactics & Training

Epilogue: Justice for Border Patrol Agent Jesus Diaz?

One can only guess what the jury’s findings might have been had they known about the “armed escort alert” received by the agents 24 hours earlier that escalated their awareness level - Full Story
June 08, 2011
Videotaping the police: Officer safety and policy issues explored Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Videotaping the police: Officer safety and policy issues explored

Absent some clear violation of law unrelated to the act of videotaping cops' actions, officers are advised to carefully consider the legalities surrounding the decision to arrest - Full Story
June 08, 2011
Concealed carry, HR 218, and the retired police officer Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Concealed carry, HR 218, and the retired police officer

If you are a retired cop — or plan on retiring from law enforcement — you must make a personal decision on whether or not you will carry a firearm as you are entitle to do under the 'Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act' - Full Story
February 23, 2011
Ethical decision making in law enforcement Jim Guffey - Rising Through the Ranks

Ethical decision making in law enforcement

The bottom line here is simply this: If you wear a badge, don’t do anything illegal - Full Story
January 26, 2011
The legal system versus inflammatory rhetoric Terrence P. Dwyer, Esq. - Police Liability and Litigation

The legal system versus inflammatory rhetoric

Implications that the officers acted with such disregard as “depraved indifference” under a criminal legal standard reserved for accused murderers are inflammatory and harmful to public discourse - Full Story
November 05, 2010
Hey, Chief, back your people up! Dave Grossi - Tactics & Training

Hey, Chief, back your people up!

The latest IACP "Police Use of Force in America" study found that coppers use "excessive force" in less than one-half of one percent of their force encounters - 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