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Law Enforcement DSST - 5
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When using ______________, decisions must be reasonable and professionally sound.
Detectives and managers use _______________________ power when they decide to stop an investigation due to lack of evidence or prioritize the capture of drunken drivers.
Some legal experts think discretion should be abolished because it is illegal to _________ the criminal law.
This is a method of controlling police discretion through rules that control what offers can or cannot do.
This may be used when life is in danger. Cannot be used against unarmed escaping suspect.
Garner v Tennessee
This case ruled that officers can only use deadly force to defend from death or serious bodily injury, or prevent a fleeing person who has committed a felony.
These rules provide officers with clear guidance for action and ensures consistent performance of officers, ensuring equality of justice for all.
Officers can't be accused of _________________________ if they are following the rules laid out in the standard operating manual, which ensures an equal delivery of justice.
officers must file written ______________ in certain circumstances when they exercise their discretion or fire their weapons. Must be reviewed by their superiors to ensure compliance with administrative rules is maintained.
Police Community Relations
PCR. Defined as the relations between the police and communities. Problems seem to occur primarily with those who aren't white.
These communities are subject to more police-inititated contact than others. Experiences concentrate on immigration.
1998 Bureau of Justice Statistics
This survey revealed that the majority of blacks and other ethnic minorities were generally content with police until it came to deadly force or respectful treatment.
__________ people are more dissatisfied with the police.
Los Angeles, 1991
In the city ____________________ and year ________, officers subdued Rodney King using considerable forces, resulting in 2 criminal trials and a riot that damaged PCR for several years
The only place were blacks rate the polio force more highly than white counterparts. Political structure and police force dominated by blacks. Black mayor since 1973.
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