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    Police Misconduct: Dismissal

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    You are a police chief writing a policy manual. How would you decide what types of misconduct should result in termination and which types could be handled with lesser forms of discipline? Provide reasons to support your decisions.

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    I would decide on the types of misconduct that will result in termination based on the situation in which the misconduct was committed. First, action would be taken against the officer only in case of substantiated gross misconduct and sustained misconduct (a).
    There are several types of misconduct which will result in termination if substantiated. Some misconduct can lead to termination the first time they occur. These are sexual misconduct either with colleagues or with suspects, brutality to the point the suspect becomes permanently disabled or dies, corruption of a substantial amount or repeated acts of corruption. Other misconducts ...

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