I served over 20 years as the chief of police in Madison (WI), four years as chief of the Burnsville (MN) Police Department, and before that as a police officer in Edina (MN) and the City of Minneapolis. I hold graduate degrees from the University of Minnesota and Edgewood College in Madison. I have written many articles over my years as a police leader. After retiring from the police department, I answered a call to ministry, attended seminary, and was ordained as a priest in the Episcopal Church. After 25 years leading two Episcopal Churches in Portage and North Lake, Wisconsin, I now serve as Associate Pastor in a growing, dynamic, and Spirit-filled Lutheran congregation in nearby Mazomanie.
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Reblogged this on Shediac1981; A Blue Wall of Silence.
I can’t think of one single reason why anyone should trust police to investigate themselves but a hole lot of reasons why we shouldn’t allow them to do so
#1: Conflict of Interest
#2: Personal, Political & Police Liabilities
#3: Damage to their image & reputation
#4: Lose the confidence of the public
#5: So, its Better to lie about it all
Like I said I can’t think of one reason why Police should be allowed to investigate themselves, destroy evidence & obstruct Justice.
Except to cover up the matter
Yup. You got it.