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  •  It isn't enough to publicize the matter. (2+ / 0-)
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    Shotput8, Chi

    Somebody has to file a formal complaint and follow up to see it is investigated. Moreover, if cops are engaging in such behavior while they are on duty, a fact that can be determined by correlating the date and time of recordings with the duty roster, then they have not only been derelict in the performance of their duties, but whoever supervises them has been lax.

    The cops fear formal complaints.  That's why they try to pre-empt them by exacting compliance from the people they interact with. The insistance on compliance is defensive in the sense of "the best defense is a good offense." That is, cops are offensive to preclude being called to account. They rough people up so they'll go away glad that they're not dead.

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    by hannah on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 06:50:45 AM PST

    •  This type of thing gets police in trouble. (0+ / 0-)

      Even after brutal arrests, searches that are really sex assaults, the police claim that it is "part of the job" and that maybe it was a "training issue" or "procedure issue" or the victim was "non-compliant" etc. There is no excuse and no defense for this. It is like getting a DUI in the police cruiser, a major procedural violation that in no way relates to being "on the job." This could end this cop's le career, or he will end up moving prisoners around for the Sheriffs Department or some such no-public-contact kind of work.

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      by shmuelman on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 08:01:34 AM PST

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