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Thread: Do our policemen need mental examination?

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    Re: Do our policemen need mental examination?

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    There are many places that do make law enforcement officers at the very least go through preemployment mental health evaluations.

    Psychological Screening for Police Officers

    And many of at least the major city LE agencies have guidelines for psych evaluations while working as a LEO.

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    There is so much more information needed though for this question. What sort of evaluation? When? On a specific timeline from employment? After certain, specific incidents? When a concern is raised about a specific officer? All of the above? Honestly, I don't have any issue with any of these things, provided the "specific timeline" one, is reasonable and would have to take into account budget. Also, they shouldn't be done just because some people may feel that "police" as a group have an issue.
    Honestly when you look at the systemic racial profiling and amount of totally unnecessary violence in some departments, a psych eval should be the least of their worries. They should be held to the same standards as everyone else, and face the grand jury, not just internal investigation, when they use excessive force or harass minorities.

    Fewer attempts to make law enforcement immune from lawsuits, or to ban filming cops, are also much needed to ensure they 'protect and serve'

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    Re: Do our policemen need mental examination?

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    Honestly when you look at the systemic racial profiling and amount of totally unnecessary violence in some departments, a psych eval should be the least of their worries. They should be held to the same standards as everyone else, and face the grand jury, not just internal investigation, when they use excessive force or harass minorities.

    Fewer attempts to make law enforcement immune from lawsuits, or to ban filming cops, are also much needed to ensure they 'protect and serve'
    Many times we find that claims of harassment against police are bull. And they happen so often that if all of them had to go before a Grand Jury, it would be expensive as hell and absolutely nothing else would get done.
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    Re: Do our policemen need mental examination?

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    Many times we find that claims of harassment against police are bull. And they happen so often that if all of them had to go before a Grand Jury, it would be expensive as hell and absolutely nothing else would get done.
    They don't have to all go there. Many false accusations can easily be weeded out. But if you can keep politics out of it, I can tell you that having sat for 18 months on a FGJ, frivolous charges aren't brought, of over a hundred cases that we heard, there wasn't a single no bill, though I voted against two that I thought didn't reach the very low bar set for a GJ. Police departments across America need some serious retooling. Do you realise that cops get hired at one police department that another police department rejected for legal or psychological reasons. A man with a history of trouble paying his child support as his only crime is dead because of a pos that tried to cover his crime. Conservatives don't care how big the price tag is for the next war we're going to fight, but spend money on cleaning the filth out of LE, oh hell no, it's too expensive.
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    Re: Do our policemen need mental examination?

    What good will it do?

    It's not like someone could simply lie, right? Not to mention that unless you go with fully qualified/trained psychiatrist using imaging and blood tests for psychoactive/brain chemicals, your dealing with part of the medical system that is no more advanced or based in science than shamanism or witchdoctors.
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    Re: Do our policemen need mental examination?

    With the kind of job that law enforcement is, I have no problem of requiring a mental evaluation during the hiring process and required yearly rechecks.

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    Re: Do our policemen need mental examination?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Sure. Sounds easy. And are you paying for it?
    Probably cheaper than million dollar pay outs after some cop shoots an innocent person.
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    Re: Do our policemen need mental examination?

    Thanks... do you have an argument?
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    Re: Do our policemen need mental examination?

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    A lot of space between "do it" and "they do their job perfectly"!!!!
    Totally agree, but it's amazing how so many fit perfectly into one or the other.
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    Re: Do our policemen need mental examination?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3step View Post
    What happens to cops? It's not a suspicion, it's obvious that they are as violent as vultures. Does their jobs drive them so violent? Or maybe those cops who commit crimes were mentally ill before they applied for their jobs? I have no doubt that someone would name some other reasons of cops violence. I think it would be useful to examinate all the cops that are in charge now to cleanse our police in the name of our security. Do you agree?
    I don't think mental issues are the reason. Mental issues are, at most, marginal.

    I think internal police culture is the primary issue. The notion, fostered and accepted and even marketed, that violence is not only ok and justified, but necessary. There even seems to be something of a macho image that says (to other cops) if you don't follow along you're not a real/good cop. A form of peer pressure, if you will.
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