the police who do the investigations are carefully chosen and do not wotk with and are often unliked by the others on the department, as a matter of fact they work in a different building. most of these officers take their job seriously, whichis why they are not liked.<quoted text>
The citizens should have the right to dictate how the cops do their jobs. That is far better than the system that is in place currently. In the current system, any potential police wrong doing or illegal activety is investigated by the police themselves. And, typically it is the same police department that the cop in question works for. So, obviously, it is a gross conflict of interest from day one. From there, the DA can get involved; but in actuality this rarely happens. After all, the DA and the cops are on the same side of the law anyway.
And, even if a couple of cop's do wind up with their sorry blue **** in trouble and they get canned; the police union just appeals the decision and the cop's get their jobs back anyway. So, typically they answer to no one.
So, the current system works great, if you happen to be a cop. But, if you are a citizen and you actually pay attention to what the cops are getting away with throughout the US; the current system is a shame. It is nothing but smoke and mirrors in a feeble attempt to make the citizens feel that the police are effectively policing their own.
I have found that most people who think that cops should not have a taser or should not be allowed to use force think and feel this way as they are more than likely to have run ins with the police and know that their smart mouth or bad attitude will cause them to be tased and or arrested. so if you dont want it to happen to you then "DO AS YOU ARE TOLD BY THE POLICE WHEN THEY STOP YOU"