Investigation and Prevention of Officer-Involved Deaths by Henry C. Lee, Cyril H. Wecht, D. P. van Blaricom, Mel Tucker

By Henry C. Lee, Cyril H. Wecht, D. P. van Blaricom, Mel Tucker

Every year, too many legislations enforcement officials die within the line of responsibility and too many of us are killed by means of the police. but, can any of those deaths be refrained from? to respond to this we needs to examine the character and motives of those deaths in an impartial and target demeanour to spotlight and reveal weaknesses in coverage that may be amended via extra rigorous, enlightened, and culture-sensitive education.

Examining hypothetical circumstances drawn from the main usual and common officer-involved deaths in recent times, Investigation and Prevention of Officer-Involved Deaths reviews the conditions, appropriate discussions, and demanding matters for every case sort in which legislations enforcement officials have needed to reply outdoors in their traditional and proficient adventure and the place the ultimate end result used to be the demise of both the suspect, an blameless bystander, or the officer.

With a spotlight on crime scene research and the gathering and upkeep of the appropriate forensic facts, the publication outlines acceptable crime scene approaches for every scenario and lists strength different types of forensic facts to be sought for, amassed, and submitted to the forensic laboratory for research. The authors speak about postmortem protocols, together with post-mortem reviews, toxicological analyses, and different applicable investigative findings. They then research coverage and coaching protocols for every, examine the use and strength good thing about less-lethal guns, and pose the serious query of "what may you do for those who have been the police officer."

Through the intense learn of every of the types awarded during this booklet, law enforcement officials and different teams of police officers can extra absolutely understand and relish the societal importance of such circumstances. The extra conscious, delicate, and well-educated are officials of the legislations, the extra dignified, humane, and secure are the groups they're sworn to serve.

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1, it graphically points out the extensiveness of the work to be accomplished during a crime scene investigation. The crime scene investigation should be conducted by the agency’s most experienced and best trained investigators. The location of bloodstains, bullets, casings, and weapons should be noted and documented. The position and location of the decedent also should be noted and documented. The entire scene should be thoroughly documented using the standard crime scene documentation techniques of photography and sketches.

These deaths have become known in the law enforcement profession as proximity deaths. 17 Recent data, however, indicate that serious injuries from TASERs are extremely rare. 18 Notwithstanding the apparent safety of CEDs, medical experts continue to recommend that any person exposed to CED activation be assessed for injuries and appropriate medical evaluation provided when nontrivial injuries are apparent or suspected. 19 Operational Success of CEDs Several law enforcement agencies have reported good operational success from the use of CEDs.

27. Ibid. at page 101. 28. edu/oconnort/4000/4000lect07. htm). 29. National Advisory Commission on Criminal Justice Standards and Goals, Report on Police, 1973. 30. See, as an example, IACP National Law Enforcement Policy Center, Use of Force, Concepts and Issues Paper 2-05. 31. Ann Gergen, Police Policies and Official Immunity, League of Minnesota Cities, 2007. 32. John C. Hall, Liability Implications of Departmental Policy Violations, FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, April 1997. Less-Lethal Weapons 2 Tools that can be used by law enforcement officers to stop, control, and restrain individuals while causing the least possible harm to the individual and, at the same time, not increasing the danger to the officer are now generally available to contemporary law enforcement officers; however, there has been an ongoing debate in the law enforcement profession for the past few years over what to call these tools.

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