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Thu May 28, 2020, 02:31 PM

Why the officers fired for the George Floyd killing could ultimately get their jobs back

Source: The Guardian

Why the officers fired for the George Floyd killing could ultimately get their jobs back

Officers in the US are frequently rehired after termination for misconduct – and it increases the likelihood of abuse and killings by police, experts say

The four Minneapolis officers involved in the killing of George Floyd were swiftly fired after footage of his death went viral.

But that doesn’t mean they’re permanently losing their badges. Officers in the US are frequently rehired after their termination for misconduct, a problem that experts say increases the likelihood of abuse and killings by police.

Despite the decision on Tuesday to fire the policeman who knelt on Floyd’s neck for nine minutes, along with three other officers at the scene, it’s uncertain if the officers will face long-term repercussions.

On the contrary, some civil rights advocates warn the men could ultimately avoid legal and financial consequences, continue working in other police departments or even win back their positions.

That’s how policing works across America, researchers and activists said, and it’s a process that can drag victims’ families through years of court proceedings and media attention, with minimal relief at the end.

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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/may/28/us-police-officers-fired-rehired-why

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Reply Why the officers fired for the George Floyd killing could ultimately get their jobs back (Original post)
Eugene May 28 OP
Wellstone ruled May 28 #1
Dawson Leery May 28 #3
Wellstone ruled May 28 #4
dalton99a May 28 #2
gopiscrap May 28 #5
SCantiGOP May 28 #6
MosheFeingold May 28 #7

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 02:43 PM

1. My Guess is these Four Cops

have been moved across the Border in Polk County for saftey by Kroll and Friends.

Sadly,most get their jobs back or end up in some PD in Arizona,New Mexico or Texas.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #1)

Thu May 28, 2020, 02:49 PM

3. If ever on a jury where Chauvin is a witness,

I would have no problem annulling.

That means there is nothing that Chauvin could say to give a conviction.

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Response to Dawson Leery (Reply #3)

Thu May 28, 2020, 03:01 PM

4. Again,watch Kelly.

Hint will come from Channel 4.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 02:45 PM

2. Abolish immunity and hold them personally liable in criminal AND civil courts.

Otherwise, nothing will change

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #2)

Thu May 28, 2020, 03:07 PM

5. exactly also get a national data base of all fired cops

make it a felony if they don't disclose to a new department that they were fired, also make it a felony for the the person responsible in that new department to not report to the national data base of the hiring of a previously fired cop

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 03:49 PM

6. The pattern is SC, and I imagine a lot of places

Is for the fired individual to take a job at a small county or municipal department, where they have trouble keeping enough certified officers on board. If they wait 3-4 months to take the new job it is often never reported and no one realizes it happened.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 06:09 PM

7. Amy Klobuchar declined to prosecute officer at center of George Floyd's death after previous conduct

So we dodged a bullet there.

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