Position paper

Topics: Police, Law enforcement agency, Constable Pages: 3 (923 words) Published: February 14, 2015


The purpose of this paper is to address the issue of police use of deadly force, community policing and the distrust of the police by the community. In addition to providing you with the issues of community oriented policing I will be evaluating the case of Michael brown and Darien Wilson and giving my position on what happened or what should have happened along with a summary of the case. In the case of Michael Brown and Darian Wilson who was a police officer for the Ferguson Missouri Police Department and was not charged with murder after taking the life of teen Michael Brown. According to several news reports Michael brown and a friend were walking in the street when Officer Wilson came and order them to walk on the side walk instead of in the street after doing so it was reported that brown and Wilson had some exchange of words and is what caused the incident to accrue. After their exchange of words, it was reported that a fight occurred between the two followed by the death of brown. My purpose is to prove that the decision of Darian Wilson not being indicted for the murder of a unarmed teen was not right and sends a message to others as well as myself that it ok for officers to commit murder because they are law enforcers. First, according to LA Times The shooting of Michael Brown occurred on August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. Brown, an 18-year-old man, was fatally shot by Darren Wilson, 28, a Ferguson police officer. The disputed circumstances of the shooting and the resultant protests and civil unrest received considerable attention in the U.S. and abroad, and have sparked debate about law enforcement's relationship with African-Americans and police use of force doctrine. The shooting sparked unrest in Ferguson, in part due to the belief among many that Brown was surrendering, as well as longstanding racial tensions between the majority-black population and the majority-white city government and police. Protests, both...
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