Most police officers are not trigger happy. Many officers know that using their guns is the last option. I know a few officers who have had to use deadly force and they question them selves more than the press or victims family can ever question. Taking a persons life is the last thing we want to do and it stays with us for the rest of our lives. We have to deal with it on a daily basis. I really dislike people who think that police officers would every thing to be "Trigger happy".
Most police officers may not be trigger happy, but the ones that are tarnish the reputation of all the rest. When a cop does go trigger happy do other cops stick with their code by standing by him regardless or do they tell him to fess up to what he did?
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From my experience if a police officer is trigger happy he will not be in the force very long and will be out of a job. While there are good and people in every work of life the police will do what they can to get rid of the bad in their ranks. They hold themselves to a higher standard and when one of them gets something wrong it effects all police and not just themselves.
While it is common to error at times they will get extra training from their superiors to help them understand what they did wrong and how to maybe prevent that in the future. They are human too. A good officer will do all they can to right a wrong.
Police leader apologizes for racial abuse
The president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police issued an extraordinary statement apologizing for the "Historical mistreatment of communities of color" by police agencies." The group is holding its annual conference in San Diego. Ref. Source 7v.
That's big to come out and say but I'm sure a lot of of law enforcement officials aren't happy with it. I wish there was accurate statistics that of every police encounter how many went wrong because the police did bad or the suspect just wouldn't follow directions.
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Those would be interesting stat indeed but most of things like that are not kept. I think many people just do not realize how much under the spot light law enforcement officers are under right now. Many feel that the there is a open hunting season on the police and other law enforcement agencies. I just hope people understand and know that the police are jumpy due to all the negative actions over the past few months.
While I agree that all police officers should not be looked at as aggressive and out to kill it does scare me what could happen under a Trump led government where a sense of entitlement might start to show its ugly head.
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Police officers should indeed be under a spot light. Eternal scrutiny for anyone willing to do the job, but with appropriate pay as well. Police are increasingly being used as a tool to coerce and subject the public. Tyranny doesn't care if you have a family or are a good person. You do your job or else. The disease should be treated like any other ailment. Not by treating the fringe symptoms, but by administering attention to the cause of the problem. Federal money buys favor. If police misbehave, take it up with the elected official who answers for their position. Do not re-elect officials who refuse to enact human policing practices in regards to who is selected to fill the roles of leadership. Elect good sheriffs and you will have a good sheriff department. Elect good mayors and you will have good municipal police. Elect good presidents and you will have good executive action from your government.
Edited: Nivarum on 24th Oct, 2016 - 5:10pm