ARE POLICE OFFICERS DOING THEIR JOBS RIGHT?

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Officer Fired For Drawing Gun After 4-Year-Old’s Theft

A police officer was recently fired in Phoenix, Arizona for his bad of his job. He pointed a gun at a woman in a parking lot while she was holding her child in her arms. The police got a notice that the women’s child stole a doll from the store and motivated this experiment. A second officer involved was disciplined with a written dismiss Her partner was recording while going to the car, when he arrives he hears insults from the police saying 

“Get out the car right now.”-Police

“Get your hands up”- Police

“I’m going to put a cap.” – police

“Right in your head.”- police

“When I tell you to put your hand up.”-police

“I can’t put my hand up, I got a baby.”-woman

The parents of the four-year-old claim they didn’t notice their daughter had stolen the doll from the dollar store until after when they left. Since they were confronted by officers, they later filed a $10M lawsuit. A realization the police could have made was who will go shopping and not have a dollar, these parents seem very caring to their daughter if they’re protecting her. In doubt, I know the parents would have bought the doll for her if she asked for it. That’s why communication is key to life and we should learn this at a young age. To not steal.

(Link to the video:https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/06/18/phoenix-family-who-had-guns-pulled-them-wants-police-officers-fired-not-half-apology/ )

 police officer tackling an 11-year old girl

Video shows police officers tackling an 11-year old girl he accused of being “distributive at schools. A verteran police pushed a sixth-grader against a brick wall and shoved her to the ground and shouted to her “stop resisting.” The officer had her pinned to the pavement , while the girl was crying as the officer at her middle school tried to wrestle her into handcuffs.

“I’m not resisting, get off me -you’re hurting me,” she said. The officer tackled the student after he and administrators said they tried for several days to get to her to behave at school. The officer in the video was recounting the complaints against her: disrupting class, standing up on the bus and taking to much milt at the cafeteria. The student later was diagnosed with a mild concussion and suffered scrapes and bruises. The aftermath of this incident is that the girl is a special needs student. (Link to the video: https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2019/10/23/video-shows-police-officer-tackling-an-year-old-girl-he-accused-being-disruptive-school/)

Reading these two stories one question that comes to conclusion is do these officers get good training or does it differ from state to state? The charges the first policemen tried to do was four-year-old stealing. I believe how he should have solved the problem has approached both parents, explain why they were being reported on and have a solving technique to return the doll to the store or pay a fee. Instead, he went all out and had to make a scene so violent in front of a child. Now if these officers are being trained they should have the common sense of acting into these incidents. 

Understanding the second incident on my behalf I believe officers should use force if the student beholds a weapon or is physically hurting someone. Treat should be confrontation before things get crazy and wild. I think schools should have a mentor or an adult helping out these students in need, a person that keeps in check with them a certain amount of time during the school day. There is no need to hurt a special need, everyone should understand that these kids also people, but their mind works a little different and cooler. All though I understand police officers are a group of people whose job it is to enforce laws, help with emergencies, solve crimes and protect property. A person who carries out this duty is known as a police officer. They work out of a police station. Police are trained in first aid and rescue, because police officers are often one of the first people to get to a place where people are sick or injured, such as a car accident, or a fire. I think other officers in the country should be aware of cases like this to prevent a loss of their jobs. We all make this community safe and fun, therefore, in conclusion, I believe there are multiple ways to solve a problem without using violence in public spaces.

  1. Talk directly
  2. Choose a good time to approach
  3. Plan ahead 
  4. Don’t blame or name call
  5. Give information
  6. Listening skills
  7. Show that your listening
  8. Talk it all through
  9. Work on solution or consequence
  10. Follow through with it

https://www.clackamas.us/ccrs/resolve.html