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Police investigating the Police

Currently it's this nebulous "internal affairs" division that investigates incidents and cops. They say they're a separate, independent department, but ultimately they all answer to the same person, usually a police chief or some politician.

I believe we need a separate agency, probably federal (but i'm not sure that'd fly in individual states), that investigates all police incidents that result in a fatality. And maybe even a separate court that reviews these cases.

This would accomplish two things. One it would reduce the "thin blue line" and hopefully police whitewashing of these incidents. And two, I believe that ultimately it will increase confidence of the citizenry in the police force.

I know several cops, and all of them say it's a very easy job to fired from. That being said, many citizens clearly do not have confidence in their police force to protect them or treat them fairly.

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