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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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August 11, 2010
Pitfalls for police officers on Facebook Terrence P. Dwyer, Esq. - Police Liability and Litigation

Pitfalls for police officers on Facebook

There is increased frequency with which officers are being disciplined or finding themselves at the wrong... - Full Story
August 06, 2010
Update on social media policies for law enforcement Lauri Stevens - Social Media & Law Enforcement

Update on social media policies for law enforcement

The following article originally appeared on ConnectedCOPS.Social media policy in law enforcement is... - Full Story
July 08, 2010
Mehserle verdict: Involuntary manslaughter Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Mehserle verdict: Involuntary manslaughter

Mehserle was found not guilty of second-degree murder, and not guilty of voluntary manslaughter - Full Story
July 01, 2010
P1 First Person: Improving your professional reputation PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: Improving your professional reputation

By Morris Greenberg Baltimore County (Md.) PDAre your ears burning? They should be! Whether you realize... - Full Story
June 02, 2010
Understanding an officer's reaction to that 'one big mistake' Dr. Laurence Miller - Practical Police Psychology

Understanding an officer's reaction to that 'one big mistake'

Despite all good intentions and preparations, an OBM event may occur — understanding probable emotional reactions is critical to officer survival - Full Story
March 10, 2010
5 lessons learned from a deadly encounter with an Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

5 lessons learned from a deadly encounter with an "unarmed" subject

In Waterloo, Iowa, a suspect is "unarmed" — but still very dangerous — in a textbook case for never underestimating a "weaponless" opponent - Full Story
February 14, 2010
Police Limit Comic: February 14, 2010 Garey McKee - Police Limit Comic Strip

Police Limit Comic: February 14, 2010

Police Limit Comic is a politically-motivated, pro-law enforcement comic strip, topical in its writing and unapologetically blunt - Full Story
January 27, 2010
Staying professional despite provocation Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Staying professional despite provocation

Beware of trigger words in a suspect’s verbal onslaught because the man who angers you conquers you! - Full Story
January 27, 2010
Science, liability, use of force, and restraint asphyxia Dr. Darrell L. Ross - Legal Issues and Concepts

Science, liability, use of force, and restraint asphyxia

Research shows that a sudden in-custody restraint death is a statically rare event given the annual number of police contacts with citizens - Full Story
January 25, 2010
Cops committing crimes: You get what you pay for Andrew Hawkes - Highway Drug Interdiction

Cops committing crimes: You get what you pay for

We are held to a higher standard — shouldn't we hire new officers that meet that higher standard? - 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