Moderated by Rick Badie
Accountability, trust, transparency. We expect it from our police departments and, in light of recent killings, some are taking steps to deliver. Agencies are moving to independent investigations of officer-involved killings and shootings. Gwinnett County Police Chief Butch Ayers recently announced the GBI would investigate actions that result in death or serious, life-threatening injury. Today, an official for a state law enforcement group applauds such policy shifts. The companion essay capsulizes ways we can deter scammers. Finally, we revisit a recent conversation on healthy living.
Opinion: Independent queries of police build public trust
By Frank V. Rotondo
Use of force by a law enforcement official, where fatalities or serious injuries occur, has been the focus of disharmony throughout our country for decades. A law enforcement officer’s use of deadly physical force requires a thorough investigation as to whether the officer used reasonable force to stop unwanted or illegal conduct.