An example of such a case was experienced In the police training program In Afghanistan were the clansman were brutally abused forcing them to seek the assistance of the Taliban group against the government. There are many reports on the police corruption conducted by commissions that are aiming at reducing the corruption of the police and ensuring justice to the civilians. B. Citizen complaints relative to ethnicity The police department has left a very bad impression in the minority communities especially as a result of brutal actions that the police patrols do to the civilians in such communities.
There are a number of complains that have come up regarding the manner in which peace keeping operations are carried out in some ethnic groups. Peacemaking should be the main role of the police department. However, this is not what takes place in the real sense In some communities. The levels of corruption In the police department have gone high and the civilians have to bribe them to be guaranteed security when the situation Is tense II. Body A. Police corruption 1. The crime that’s not going down Crime levels seem to be going down in majority of the areas.
In spite of this fact, the ritually of the police and the manner in which they handle the civilians is something that has brought a lot of concern to many people. Unfortunately, people tend to be very comfortable with this situation because many victims of police brutality find it hard to come out and express their grievances on the matter (King, 2010). However, police misconduct usually affects everyone, and it erodes the respect that the public has for the law and thus contributes to higher crime levels in the society.
In the Philadelphia case for Instance, it brought out clear the fact that there could be any people who go away freely with criminal activities because of the bribes that are given to the police officers.. 2. Increasing police corruption Many people easily Ink poverty with crime, but they do not look at the factors that might have led to such occurrences in the first place. Police corruption and crime are that they easily bribe the police officers or even involve them in the crime deeds. This is something that has become rampant in many states leading to more and more crimes.
In spite of this, people do nothing about the issue, while others claim that hey cannot interfere with the government operations. If this issue is not examined closely, the crime levels will increase as police officers still want to get more bribes and the people have made it an accepted thing in the society. 3. Police abuse cases in several parts of the United States Police corruption and abuse cases have become adamant in many states, something that is affecting the manner in which honest citizens perceive the police department.
Many people in Philadelphia for instance are accepting the claim that the crime levels will reduce hen police officers are reduced in the streets. The increasing presence of police officers in the streets is seen as a counterproductive act, as it has cultivated confrontations between the civilians and the police officers. Police misconduct in the state has resulted to the spending of over $20 million in settling of 225 civil cases that have been experienced in the last 2 years. In spite of the compensations made to the citizens, this does not restore the respect lost by those involved in the brutal incidents. . The U. S. Supreme Court on the court case this is the case of 2009 where he Supreme Court agreed that this had been against the sixth amendment right of confrontation for anyone who is under suspicion to be given a chemical drug test report and not having a testimony of the person who is carrying out the test. In spite of the ruling that such practices were not allowed by the constitution, it also rules out that the “notice-on-demand” statues were in line with the constitution.
The state was not in a position of violating the constitution by this statue by notifying the defendant that the prosecution was able to submit a test even though they didn’t have a estimation from the person who carried it out, as it will also give the defendant enough time to object the results. 2. Forensics examiners that violated the Sixth Amendment to the U. S. Constitution Because of the case, the court came up with a clean distinction between the confrontation and compulsory clauses.
Even though the sixth amendment ranted Enameled-Ditz got a permit to be able to call the forensic expert and have them as a witness. Instead, this would somehow reduce the trouble of having more witnesses on the side of the defendant as opposed to the prosecution side. However, it is a requirement that there should be testimony produced by the forensic experts who carry out the test on chemical substances in such cases. This right was however violated in the Enameled-Ditz. In spite of the appeals made by the prosecuted, the court out ruled it out and found Enameled-Ditz guilty.
The ruling out was a violation of the sixth amendment but the court never considered the appeal. C. Citizen Complaints against the police 1. African American civil rights groups There are a number of groups that are raising concern over the manner in which the Alice are handling the civilians. This has especially affected the minority communities which are affected most by the brutality of police officers and the corruption acts that the carry out. To counter this, there are a number of African American civil rights groups that are working on the cases involving police officers. Achieved if the cases involving the police officers are sorted out in a Just manner. Many police members have become drug dealers, gang bangers and even collar crimes, provided that it is an opportunity that presents more money to them. The civil sights groups are trying to curb such activities and redeem the police image to the general public. C. Controlling Police Officer Behavior in the Field The manner in which the police behave in the field has to be controlled; if at all the criminal levels that have resulted from the acts of the police officers will be reduced.
This will not be an easy task however, considering that the police are part of the government and civilians have some fear dealing with them. There are a number of ways in which the police behavior can be regulated effectively. 1. Using what we know to regulate police Many people contribute the rise in the crimes in the cities and communities without their know. Majority of them are however forced to do so by the situations that surround them.
For instance, those that makes part of the minority group’s end up giving bribes to the police officers to get some level of protection from them or nay other things that should not be given at a fee. If this was put to a stop, the level of police corruptions would be brought down. People should be taught their rights to protection and they thus deserve some protection levels without having to bribe the police. If such cases come up, there are many human rights groups where they can report the situation and get the protection that they need. . Initiated stops and prevent racially biased policing The civilians who give bribe to police officers should come to a stop because they should be serviced without issuing any sort of fee. If a person is abused by a police officer, they should come out and report. This is the only way that their rights will be preserved and the police will serve people as expected. Moreover, any person will information that a police officer is involved in any illegal activity should come forward ND report the manner.
Similar case applies to those who are neglected by the police because of the racial group or ethnicity (Brown, 1997). This is one method of initiating a stop to police corruption and abuse to the civilians. The crime levels will also reduce significantly if all these factors are considered and the corrupt officers eliminated. Ill. Conclusion A. Police corruption and citizen complaints relative to ethnicity Other than police brutality, police corruption is perceived to be a victimless crime since those that are effected are the entire community other than a single person.
Often, the attention will divert to the officers who made the mistake, without considering the kind of effect that the activity had on the neighborhood or the entire community. The corruption levels are high on the minority groups, meaning that the brutality of the police officers is felt more in such groups. To curb such occurrences, the police officers who break the law should be treated in a similar manner to the citizens who break the law. This is the only way of eradicating the police crimes and ensuring that the justice is done in all communities without bases on ethnicity.