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    State and Federal Cases Involving Police Officers

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    Use examples from real life, experiences, research, and other supporting data to answer the following questions:
    •What were the differences in the state and federal cases involving the police officers charged in the Rodney King incident? What do these differences suggest about the state and federal laws surrounding policing?
    •Should the individual police officers be held accountable in incidents of police brutality such as the Rodney King incident? Why or why not?
    •What are the broad changes that have taken place in law enforcement since 1991? Which changes were positive and which were negative?
    •What other changes are required in policing and law enforcement to make the criminal justice system more effective?

    •How critical is the issue of racially biased policing and police brutality in the present day?
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    Use examples from real life, experiences, research, and other supporting data to answer the following questions:
    •What were the differences in the state and federal cases involving the police officers charged in the Rodney King incident? What do these differences suggest about the state and federal laws surrounding policing?

    The differences in the state and federal cases were that in the state case, the officers were charged with assault and various other charges under state law while in federal court the officers were charged with violating Rodney King's civil rights. Federal law has ...

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    The expert examines state and federal cases involving police officers. The changes that have taken place since 1991 are determined.

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