Running head: POLICE ETHICS 1 Shapreme Kimble CRJ/211 University of Phoenix 8/22/18 Police Ethics Law enforcement officials are responsible for protecting the society and enforcing the law. Members of the public rely on the officers to perform their duties appropriately. They place their confidence in them and in most instances, the police uphold the trust. However, in selective cases, officers make dangerous decisions and use too much force. The decisions and unethical conduct result in tragic consequences as exemplified by the Columbian case. Allegedly, the police used excessive force against Black civilians (Vernon, 2017). This paper provides an overview of the importance of ethics and values in policing, highlights the consequences of the unethical behavior of the Columbian Police, and recommends training interventions that should be instituted to curb the practice and reverse the trend. Unethical police practices including excessive use of force have negative effects on the professional well-being of the officers, the image and credibility of the institution, and so forth.
POLICE ETHICS 2 Police officers who use excessive force risk losing their jobs because of the effects of their activities. For instance, in the Columbian case, police brutality resulted in the death and injury of innocent civilians. Legal action against the officer implicated him for murder (Vernon, 2017).
- Fall '18
- Columbian Police