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HPD transparency, oversight lacking


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 13, 2014

~~<p>When a police officer makes the split-second decision to fire on a suspect, usually to defend his own life or the lives of others, that officer is wielding the government's ultimate authority &mdash; serving as judge, jury and executioner as a crime unfolds.</p>
<p>Some U.S. jurisdictions recognize that each time such a shooting occurs &mdash; even if the lethal force is justified &mdash; the very highest standards of investigative transparency and integrity must be met. Public trust in the criminal justice system is at stake.</p>
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When a police officer makes the split-second decision to fire on a suspect, usually to defend his own life or the lives of others, that officer is wielding the government's ultimate authority — serving as judge, jury and executioner as a crime unfolds.

Some U.S. jurisdictions recognize that each time such a shooting occurs — even if the lethal force is justified — the very highest standards of investigative transparency and integrity must be met. Public trust in the criminal justice system is at stake. Login for more...



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