DQ Week 3 - 5- 7 - Week 3 - DQ #1 Situation3 There is an...

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Week 3 - DQ #1 Situation 3 There is an officer in your division who is known as a “rat” because he testified against his partner in a criminal trial and a civil suit. The partner evidently hit a handcuffed suspect in the head several times in anger and the man sustained brain injuries and is now a paraplegic. Although none of the officers you know support the excessive use of force, they also were appalled that this officer did not back up his partner’s story. After all, punishing the officer wasn’t going to make the victim any better. Now no one will ride with this guy, and no one responds to his calls for back-ups. There have been incidents such as a dead rat being found in his locker, and the extra uniform in his locker was set on fire. One day you are parking your car and see your buddies in the employee parking lot moving away from his car—they admit they just slashed his tires. Each officer is being called into the Captain’s office to state whether they know anything about this latest incident. Your turn is coming. What are you going to do? The way that I would respond to that situation would be to first let the officers know right on the spot that, the least information they give me the better for them. I would let them all know that I am not going to risk my career by lying or covering for their behavior. I would try to talk to my fellow officers about the way they are treating our other fellow officer they refer to as the “rat”. I would ask them if they believe that punishing the officer that hit the handcuffed suspect will not help the victim’s recovery, how do they believe tormenting the "rat" (as they call him) is making the punished officer feel any better about his punishment. When questioned about the tire slashing incident, I would
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DQ Week 3 - 5- 7 - Week 3 - DQ #1 Situation3 There is an...

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