Topics for Discussion
A relatively small number of police officers engage in questionable police practices, such as corruption, racial profiling, and excessive force. However, the small number deeply impact community-police relations. What impact do you think inappropriate police behavior has on the community? How can the police as an agency better monitor behavior to keep the few from spoiling the reputation of all? Do you think civil litigation is a useful tool in keeping officers in check? Why or why not? What do you think can be done to help a community overcome large scandals, such as the L.A. Rampart scandal?