Identify a police agency near where you live and some of the various functions performed by this department.

Review the PowerPoint Example located at the end of the course content page under the folder labeled Recommended Reading and Handouts.

Create a 10- to 12-slide presentation on police operations in which you address the following:

  • Identify a police agency near where you live and some of the various functions performed by this department.
  • Identify at least two factors which may influence an officer’s decision to arrest. 
  • Identify at least two types of searches and two types of interrogation practices.
  • Provide a minimum of two examples of police corruption or other police misconduct that have occurred in the last ten years. Include a summary of each situation and how the issues were handled. Be sure one of your examples is the article you presented and discussed with your collaborative group.

Provide examples to support your points in the presentation.

Presentation includes a title slide, introduction slide, research slides, conclusion slide, and a reference slide. (The Title Slide and Reference Slide do NOT count towards the slide count requirement.)

List major points in the slides using “bullet points,” keeping text to a minimum. Include detailed explanations in the speaker notes section of each slide. Speaker notes should contain approximately 100 words (in paragraph format) with research followed by a citation (exception Title Slide and Reference Slide). A 10 – 12 slide PowerPoint Presentation should average a total of 800 – 1,000 words of research.

Include videos, audio, photos, diagrams, or graphs as appropriate.

Include at least two references from the Electronic Reserve Readings, UOP Library, Google Scholar, eBook Collection, or course reading assignments. 

Here is my discussion with my collaborative group so that you can include in the slides: 

On October 20, 2014, Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke fired sixteen bullets into the seventeen-year-old body of Laquan McDonald. Most of them hit him post-mortem. The homicide was caught on dash-cam video, which police refused to publicly release until forced to do so by a judge’s order, thirteen months after the shooting. The story told by police—that McDonald lunged at officers with a knife causing one of them to shoot in self-defense—was exposed as clearly false by the video footage. McDonald can be seen walking down the middle of the street with his hands at his side. Squad cars surround him and multiple officers exit their vehicles with guns drawn and pointed at the teen. Only seconds after exiting his vehicle, Van Dyke shoots at the teen and does not stop until his gun’s magazine is empty.

I would say yes it was related to normal police functions because we see this often in many districts with offerers covering up their own as well as other fellow officers corrupt behavior. This wasn’t caused by failed training! There are some things training can’t help! Some officers believe they are above the law in my opinion! Yes the misconduct was do to not just officer Van Dyke but a few of his fellow co officers as well

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