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.
Virtually everything an officer does has an ethical component, including interviewing suspects and witnesses, making a probable cause arrest, writing reports and warrants, testifying in court, and deciding to use force if necessary. Of all the areas in which officers can find themselves in trouble, ethical allegations are probably the most virulent. Sometimes, it appears obvious an officer was in the wrong, but decisions -- whether they are split-second or deliberate -- are not always clear-cut. - Full Story