Tag: Misconduct

A way to treat police misconduct properly

So it hit me today. One of the problems when police shoot unarmed people is that the prosecutors they work with are never going to charge them, even if they do the evidence will either be downplayed or discounted and officers who shoot unarmed people are almost NEVER found guilty of murder.

Thinking about it today I came up with a solution.

First Citizen Oversight boards would be a good first step. They would recommend charges to the Attorney General or District Attorney. Then within those agencies there should be staff assigned to a unit that does nothing but prosecute police misconduct. That way prosecutors who deal with the police won’t be prosecuting them. It could even be part of the Oversight board.

Because when I worked at the AG’s office we had various units – Medicaire/Medicaid fraud control, BCI, Civil, Criminal, Diversion, etc. Why not a prosecutor or two whose sole job is to police the police?