“We conclude that policemen, like teachers and lawyers, are not relegated to a watered-down version of constitutional rights.”
-Garrity v. New Jersey (1967) 385 U.S. 493

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January 2015 – “Words Have Meaning”

This may be a new concept to LAPD management. It takes a civilian to look into the Department forest and see a tree. And it only took two and a half years. This is a follow up to a Warning Bells article from February 2014 entitled, “Failing to Anticipate the Unexpected is Misconduct.” It told the story of a traffic collision that resulted in a Board of Rights that was widely felt to be unfair by the officer’s peers. Over 50 had volunteered to appear at the Board as character witnesses for the officer.   [Full article]

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