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by Peter Moskos

January 9, 2016

Sergeant in Eric Garner death charged departmentally

I don't know if this is good or bad, but why does it take years? That's what's so f*cked up about police discipline. And these charges were placed only, 18 months later, to beat the statute of limitations. The story in the Times.

1 comment:

Andy D said...

What role do Union contracts and their stipulations about discipline play in this? I only ask because while I work in LE, I work in a place that does not have collective bargaining. I'm always amazed when I see guys from city departments talk about all the hoops that the department has to go through to discipline them. I have the state law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights, but it just spells out a few rights that I have and spells out the process that the dept has to go through. Here in MD the only thing that delays it is that I have 10 days to obtain counsel. Otherwise it can be a pretty bang-bang-bang process from complaint to discipline.