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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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
October 22, 2010
IACP 2010: A Chief's worst-case scenario Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

IACP 2010: A Chief's worst-case scenario

What should a police leader do amid a thermonuclear officer-misconduct scandal — something so heinous it rocks the squad room and the community? - Full Story
October 21, 2010
P1 First Person: One Chief’s views on handling a scandal PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: One Chief’s views on handling a scandal

By Chief Dan Losada Knoxville (Iowa) Police DepartmentThe worst part of a scandal is often the rumors... - Full Story
October 15, 2010
The 'sexting' prosecutor: What would you do if you were in charge? Richard Davis, ALM - Understanding Domestic Violence

The 'sexting' prosecutor: What would you do if you were in charge?

I suggested in a previous article titled Testilying that the criminal justice system favors the patrician... - Full Story
October 14, 2010
P1 First Person: Dash-cam (in)justice PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: Dash-cam (in)justice

By David Demurjian PoliceOne Member It is interesting to see the progression of technology as it impacts... - Full Story
October 01, 2010
Preventing a career-ending mistake Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Preventing a career-ending mistake

The Four Horsemen of career apocalypse — anger, lust, greed, and peer pressure — can end a cop's livelihood as surely as a bullet can end their life - Full Story
August 11, 2010
Posing, performing, and conduct unbecoming Terrence P. Dwyer, Esq. - Police Liability and Litigation

Posing, performing, and conduct unbecoming

Jessie Lunderby, 21, was fired by the Washington County (Ark.) Sheriff's Office following her nude appearance on Playboy.com as the "Cybergirl of the Week" - 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