- Jun 17, 2005
Police training is good, but the real problem is that the police are held to extremely low standards by our legal system. When a officer is accused of a violation or crime there is practically no transparency or accountability.Police Training and Mission is where you start.
We need a separate investigative body. I suggest a grand jury style citizen review board that has the power to discipline or even recommend charges against police that is in charge of reviewing complaints against police. They should have full unrestricted access to all body and dashcam footage.
Talking of body/dash cameras, the police need to not have the ability to turn them off, and covering it intentionally should be a fireable offenses. Lack of body/dash cam footage of an event should work against the officer.