Police denounce Web site that rates o...

Police denounce Web site that rates officers' performance

There are 8 comments on the Long Beach Press-Telegram story from Mar 26, 2008, titled Police denounce Web site that rates officers' performance. In it, Long Beach Press-Telegram reports that:

Armed with a laptop and the names of tens of thousands of police officers across the country, a Southland entrepreneur is raising the ire of law enforcement with an online, five-star rating system similar to ...

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cmp

La Mirada, CA

#1 Mar 28, 2008
I think this is a great idea. Police need to be held accountable for their actions. They think they are above the law.
lbpd

United States

#2 Mar 28, 2008
Oh yeah we all think we are above the law....blah blah blah.
Citizen of LB

New York, NY

#3 Mar 28, 2008
LOVE it!
Mathias D

San Jose, CA

#4 Mar 28, 2008
cmp,

How does this hold police accountable for their actions? Will the officers be able to sue for slander or libel? Will the posters be prosecuted for posting false claims or fabricated stories? How about the officers who are accused of unethical or illegal activity on duty? Will they have the opportunity to confront their accuser? Or do their constitutional rights to due process not mean anything?

If you have a complaint, go to the appropriate department and file it. If you have a commendation or positive experience, call the officer's station or supervisor and report that too.

As for the officer who is spoken of highly on this site, stand by...it won't take much for someone to start a campaign to ruin his good name.

The originator of the site has a simple motive...to make money. Clearly he is not concerned with the welfare of the officers lives he is toying with, or he would have thought this through a little more.

And for what its worth, In my decade of police experience, I have never been accused of misconduct by a citizen, or another officer. But my name is on this site too, and I do not like it at all.
Citizen of LB

New York, NY

#5 Mar 28, 2008
Mathias D wrote:
Or do their constitutional rights to due process not mean anything?
Interesting, I asked the same thing when Long Beach passed that offender banishment law as well.

People who haven't been arrested in over 20 years will have to now move because of their past. Now THAT's unconstitutional if you ask me.
Dumbya

Washington, DC

#6 Mar 28, 2008
I think this should be taken nation-wide. Enough of the police state! The police need to be held accountable to the people!
Degar

United States

#7 Mar 29, 2008
I am curious, as to just how many folders/files there are out there regarding my life's habits? I do beieve that a large consumption of sugar, i.e. Donuts, could, and does cause violence tamtrums, when withdrawing from there evil grasp, and thusly construed, as police brutality.

My suggestion, would invlove a multi-million dollar research grant to give credance to this sweet suject's credibility, to wit: The suggestion that Donuts are Dangerous to the Law Enforcement community.

A concerned member of this brotherhood of mankind.
Johnny Law

Palm Springs, CA

#9 Mar 30, 2008
I have no problem with the site. It has some limited entertainment value & thats about it.

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