Chapter 6 Vocabulary

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Vocabulary

internal affairs unit

a branch of a police department that receives and investigates complaints alleging violation of rules and policies on the part of officers

law enforcement intelligence

information collected and analyzed by law enforcement officials concerning criminal activities and organizations, such as terror groups, gangs, drug traffickers and organized crime

less-lethal weapons

Weapons such as pepper spray and air-fired beanbags or nets that are used in an effort to incapacitate a suspect without inflicting serious injuries.

USA Patriot Act

A federal statute passed in the aftermat of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 that broadens government authority to conduct searches and wiretaps and that expands the definitions of crimes involving terrorism

Tennessee v. Garner

deadly force may not be used again an unarmed and fleeing suspect unless necessary to prevent the escape and unless the officer has probable cause to believe that the suspect poses a significant threat of death or serious injury to the officers or others

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