Swifter discipline in the age of video

This article reports two recent incidents in which video led to quick discipline decisions by police administrators, in one case firing two officers within 24 hours of footage being released. While the proper timing of police body cam release is debated and currently varies across states and departments, citizens’ cell phone video is a different story. One expert comments “It literally makes no sense to me … that police officers in 2017 don’t understand they’re being videotaped.”

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2 Responses to “Swifter discipline in the age of video”

  1. Ashley Says:

    While I agree with many of the points raised in this article, firing someone within a day might be a due process violation, even in a non-union agency…

  2. Gunther Says:

    You may have a point Ashley; however, what about people being fired for union organizing in full violation of the law and the companies don’t seem to care whether they are located in a pro-union state or a non-union state? Or people being denied access to the court when they have a complaint and are forced to be subjected to arbitration where the odds of winning are practically nil?

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