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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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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
January 07, 2010
P1 First Person: Policing the police PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: Policing the police

By Deputy Joel Johnson Rowan County Sheriff's OfficeWith great frequency we are seeing law enforcement... - Full Story
December 10, 2009
P1 First Person: Feeling the Heat in Blythe, Calif. PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: Feeling the Heat in Blythe, Calif.

By Dave Hollenbeck California Highway Patrol (ret.) The thing Law Enforcers learn to dread and be paranoid... - Full Story
October 20, 2009
Be your own John Stanley - Behind the Bars

Be your own "Big Brother"

What do you think the odds are that a guy who teaches about the ills of racial profiling would be accused... - Full Story
October 19, 2009
You shot an unarmed suspect? Richard Fairburn - Law Enforcement Firearms

You shot an unarmed suspect?

If you grew up on John Wayne and Roy Rogers movies like I did, you understand the Code of the West. There... - Full Story



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