Currently, police unions are allowed to collectively bargain with government officials over the methods used to hold police officers accountable for misconduct. Proponents argue that collective bargaining stands in the way of accountability. Opponents of limiting collective bargaining argue that more intense criticism of police will disincentivize officers from doing their jobs resulting in crime rates going up.
No, but it should not be available to officers who have received another accusation of misconduct within a 2 year period, and the process for making a misconduct accusation should be online, with instructions posted on the door of each station and the bumper of each marked police vehicle.
Yes; collective bargaining related to public misconduct should be prohibited or the union should be held equally accountable when misconduct occurs. Internal misconduct should be open to collective bargaining provided clear limitations and accountability are independently evaluated and enforced particularly for repeated actions, destructive patterns of behavior, and acts that lead to criminal/civil complaints.
I'm of the belief that officers should be held accountable for their actions depending on circumstances; I'm not saying you can argue or explain yourself out of being accountable based on many different problems in a situation, but honest mistakes can happen even after serving for years.
A criminal is a criminal period. Police officers that act and chose to make decisions that criminals make then they’re just as bad and they are no longer a police officer their a criminal. Police officers are no exception to the law.
You are assuming a fact not in evidence here. You are saying a criminal is a criminal but the situation is not necessarily one in which you clearly have a criminal act on the inspection of one and it's for the courts and juries to decide if there has been a criminal act. The police officer must do all he or she can to protect the innocents that may be near by and that must include the suspected perpetrator him or herself. On the flip side, a dead cop is not likely to be much of a protector if the stuff really hits the fan so he or she must be at liberty to make some life and death decision… Read more
This is tough because I do support unions and collective bargaining and do not appreciate the precedent that would be set by cracking down on police unions, that said I believe that police unions are doing irreparable damage to the public safety and the public trust in police institutions by protecting the worst and propping up racist and unjust systems within the police system.
Police unions should not be allowed to collectively bargin
unions should not be allowed to collectively bargin
Unions, whether for police or otherwise, should be allowed to collectively bargain. If you make an exception for one group, you'd have to restrict all. Collective bargaining is the main function of labor unions.
Those serving in the police forces must be paid handsomely to make them honestly follow their line of duty and strictly adhere to all laws and regulations and subjected to severe punishments if found flouting rules or involving in misconducts thereby making them to take their job seriously.
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