Effective January 1, 2018
You face a wide variety of extraordinary threats and attacks in your service to keep your community safe. Unfortunately, those dangers are not limited to the streets that you patrol. Increasingly around the country, officers are finding themselves being targeted by ambitious prosecutors hoping to score political points and opportunistic civil attorneys eager to score a quick settlement – all because officers were doing their jobs. In the process, officers can find their reputations destroyed and personal finances ruined. This is totally unacceptable.
Fairly recently, for example, a deputy was charged criminally for a fatal squad accident that occurred while responding to a fellow officer’s calls for help. Though the deputy was ultimately acquitted, her … Continue reading