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    Police don't ask: Why are we getting sued?

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    The problem is that the system is not setup to make it safe to stop bad officers. More than a system to see how officers preform daily (although that is still important as well), we need a policy overhaul to ensure that they can safely report and document the actions of the bad officers so that we can single them out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teddy Pollins View Post
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    The problem is that the system is not setup to make it safe to stop bad officers. More than a system to see how officers preform daily (although that is still important as well), we need a policy overhaul to ensure that they can safely report and document the actions of the bad officers so that we can single them out.
    That's because the police departments themselves, and the officers in that department aren't the ones being sued. It's the city that runs the department.

    Generally speaking, the police officers and the department are shielded from any liability. Why worry, if as an officer, you won't be sued personally, the city's attorneys will be defending you and/or your department, and the city will be held responsible for paying any judgement?

    I've long said that if you want to improve the conduct of police officers, make the departments, and the individual officers in any lawsuit liable for the monetary loss, if damages are awarded.

    A couple of examples of police officers being bankrupted, or police departments having to lose money they could have used for a new building, or whatever, would send a real message.
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