There are various ways in which police officer can behave that can make you want to take them to court. Police officers can carry themselves in a manner that can be called as police misconduct which involve activities that are illegal, inappropriate or against police policies. The many actions that can be classified as police misconduct are broad and not easy to tell. The purpose of this article is to bring out some examples of the police misconduct actions and how they play in court. By reading through you will know something about the police misconduct cases.
One of the examples is the Philando castile case. In this case Philando was driving in a car with the girlfriend and the girlfriends daughter. A police officer stopped him and when he stopped he immediately reported that he has a legal gun. The police officer told Castile not to reach for his gun. Then Castile said he is going to take his ID. However the officer fired inside the car and killed Castile. It was ruled that there was police misconduct and the officer was charged with manslaughter. The girlfriend was also compensated.
Something else that is not good conduct by the police is when they lie to investigators. If police officers give force information against some arrests or a case, that is misconduct. During an investigation the police officers are supposed to give information that is true. If they lie that is a police misconduct. The officers committing such acts are supposed to be charged in a court of law.
Another police misconduct was witnessed in Ferguson racial profiling. Racial profiling happens when there is situation where the investigators or police officer use the race or color of the individuals who they are suspecting they have done a criminal act. Racial profiling happened a lot in Ferguson, and it is a good example of police misconduct. There are times when police use planted evidence, and that is a bad police misconduct. A good example of police evidence planting is in the case of police officer Richard Pinheiro of the Baltimore police department. The police officer fixed some drugs on a man as evidence that the man is dealing with drugs.
Another case that involved police misconduct is the Walter Scott case. The police here was involved with both planting evidence and also brutality. To establish the right charges, the case involved experts in police brutality, civil right and planted evidence. The police was charged and sentenced to twenty years imprisonment. There are very many cases where police have acted in gross misconduct but some of them the police also use other misconduct, and the victim ends up not getting justice.