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Given how emotionally charged the internet can become, and how easily, at matters such as policing, it seems like it's not a good measure in a vaccuum. All it would take is one tweet to gain some traction, and suddenly an officer has, instead of the weight of one town's potential complainers, the weight of the entire internet's. If viewed with the context ...


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The Complaint Counter indicator has several flaws, as stated in the question: It does not address how long the officer is in service. The newbie with 5 complaints cannot be compared to a veteran with 10 complaints over their whole career. It might be accurate only if all the complaints are justified and properly processed. Some moron filing complaints ...


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I think there are three issues here: 1) Was 'tear gas' used? 2) Who ordered the attack? 3) Why did they order it? Was 'tear gas' used? According to the Parks Police smoke canisters and pepper balls were used (see also here) (more specifically, OC gas was used). At least the CDC considers those among the umbrella term 'tear gas' (while the Park Police does ...


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The association between the complaints against an officer and the bad behaviour of an officer is complicated, but, yes, there is a relationship. Lersch, K. M. (2002). Are Citizen Complaints Just Another Measure of Officer Productivity? An Analysis of Citizen Complaints and Officer Activity Measures. Police Practice and Research, 3(2), 135–147. doi:10.1080/...


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