2.21 - 1) Police Investigating Police: Internal Affairs...

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1) Police Investigating Police: Internal Affairs Units a) Most police departments have some means of investigating alleged misconduct by its officers. Four dispositions are generally possible: i) Unfounded ii) Exonerated iii) Not Sustained iv) Sustained Most Internal Affairs Unit Investigations Concern Sexual Harassment Substance Abuse Misuse of Physical Force Breaking Department Rules External Review of the Police Should such a system be composed of civilians only? What powers should they be given? How would police rights be protected in such a system? Torts and Lawsuits Against the Police Respondent Superior (“Let the master answer”): The legal rule that imposes liability on governments and others for the torts committed by their employees Torts are part of the civil law: They can be actions committed by the police that violate duties and result in a civil wrong Kyllo v. US Court addressed some of the ethical issues that are the result of using new technologies in law enforcement
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This note was uploaded on 03/22/2008 for the course CJ 110 taught by Professor Maxwell during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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