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Locking up abusive or incompetent officers is necessary, and may finally lead to changes in police culture that will prevent misconduct, tragedy
This story caught my eye. Or at least the headline did.
Spurious thought emerged.
The Police are not military. They are civilians.
They don't have a separated code of justice and system of courts. Nor should they have.
But should they have their own national prison and system of brigs?
One of the problems with charging and convicting a police officer is that they will end up mixing with their unhappy clients.
Is it unreasonable to suggest this may encourage their mates to cut them some slack because of the risk of cruel and unusual punishment?
A police version of Fort Leavenworth perhaps?
Or a return to Depot in Regina for some refresher training?