Re: This is Why More Police Department Transparency is Needed
[QUOTE=Taxing Matters;1064228That internal investigations might be politically motivated by the department is actually another reason for real transparency. Let's see the process and the evidence against the officer. If it's trumped up, let that come out in public, too.[/QUOTE]
Two words: Darrin Wilson. Don't think any investigation could be more publicly scrutinized than that one. How did that “transparency” of the “process and the evidence against the officer” – that completely exonerated the officer and proved that allegations of misconduct were outright lies – work in that case? He not only lost his career (which by ALL accounts he was very good at), he was forced to move his family out of fear for their safety.
You know, about 10 times more people die from preventable medical errors than police related deaths of any sort. Not diseases or injuries – PREVENTABLE errors. Who reviews those incidents and determines what remedial or disciplinary actions are appropriate? Is there a need for a rep from the Church of Scientology or some self serving “community activists” on those review boards to ensure they are “unbiased” and “transparent?” No, those boards are made up of experienced DOCTORS who are actually knowledgeable about the complexities of the medical profession.
Behind the badge is a person. Behind the person is an ego. This is as it should be, person at the center and ego to the back.