A police officer's job is about ensuring the protection of basic moral rights, including the right to life, liberty, physical and property security. The overall outcome or goal of policing is the protection of constitutional rights. However, there have been times when police have engaged in unethical and immoral practices when doing their job which have resulted in important U.S. Supreme Court decisions.
Research and find a U.S. Supreme Court case that addresses unethical police decisions or immoral practices by the police. Provide a brief synopsis of the case and discuss how the Supreme Court views procedural justice and/or police misconduct.
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Tennessee vs. Garner was a revolutionary case that involved police acting unethically in accordance with unethical and unconstitutional state statutes. The case involved a Tennessee statute that enabled police to use deadly force if, after a police officer provided notice of an intent to arrest a criminal suspect, the suspect flees or forcibly resists regardless of whether or not the suspect was a threat to commit violence or harm to officers, the general public, or others. Acting upon this statute, a young Black male who had committed a burglary and was fleeing from ...
Police misconduct is examined. Unethical police decisions or immoral practices by the police are examined.