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Unformatted text preview: SHORT TITLE OF PAPER (50 CHARACTERS OR LESS) 1 Officer Discretion Jessie Lassabe CJS 210 December 6, 2009 SHORT TITLE OF PAPER (50 CHARACTERS OR LESS) 2 Instructor NameOfficer Discretion Discretion to me is the choice after taking in all of the facts. Discretion to police officers would be to asses the scene then decide if it is hostile or not. Discretion is exercised because no one knows but the officer at the time what needs to be done to protect them selves and the public. This is needed because if there was no discretion then there would be no officers because most of them would be locked up for crimes against humanity. The officer in the scenario exercised discretion by first asking the person to stop. When they did not stop then this showed the officer the suspect was noncompliant. This would then mean the person does not want to listen. Then when the officer caught up to the suspect he was violent towards her and slammed her head against the pavement several times. This allowed the officer to think that the suspect slammed her head against the pavement several times....
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This note was uploaded on 01/08/2011 for the course CJS 212 taught by Professor Smith during the Summer '10 term at University of Phoenix.
- Summer '10