Police Officer Loyalty
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A look at the controversial issue of police officer mutual loyalty and how it may affect the department, investigations and decisions made by officers. This becomes a controversial issue when one officer is accused of a crime or misconduct and others do not testify against the officer.
From the Paper:""Police officers work in an isolated environment, and socially, for the most part, they are surrounded by their fellow officers. It is not unusual for them to build long and fast friendships with their fellow officers, both at work, and in social situations, similar to war situations, where men under fire make lifelong friendships. "The Police are a fraternity whose members are bound together by the difficulties, dangers and challenges of their job as enforcers of the law and protectors of the citizenry. It is arguably one of the more high-risk jobs, as one misjudgment in the pursuit of a criminal can produce serious injury or death. Solidarity and loyalty are essential to survival" (Vitalis)."
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