List what factors may be considered by a court in determining whether a police officer has violated an individual’s civil…

  • List what factors may be considered by a court in determining whether a police officer has violated an individual’s civil rights.
  • Discuss each of those factors that could be an issue in this case.While discussing each of those factors, identify whether there is a need for additional information to reach a conclusion about each factor.Discuss whether having detailed procedures in place for responding to a call such as this could impact the decision of whether the officers violated the individual’s civil rights.
  • Did the officers have sufficient cause to be on stake out at the office supply store?Defend your answer based on research into law enforcement operations in a small agency.
  • Hypothetically speaking, what if the suspect’s rights were violated?Would you (as the chief of police) support some form of disciplinary action against the officers involved? Why or why not?What factors could influence that decision?
  • Should the man’s wife be entitled to collect damages? Why or why not?
  • Do you believe that the officers engaged in racial profiling? Explain your answer.
  • Assume that this case led to a public outcry for a citizen review board to examine questionable police activities and recommend disciplinary and policy actions. Would you support the creation of such a board? Why or why not?
  • Base your decision on research into citizen review boards and their impact on officer and department performance on civil rights issues.  
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