Police brutality calls for police accountability

published on July 13, 2020

As issues surrounding police brutality intensify here in the US so does the call for police accountability joining us now to weigh in on this is criminal justice expert and professor of law Northeastern University Deborah Ramirez and professor Ramirez

Thank you so much for being with us today we know the police have the officer have the power to detain to arrest to use physical force but it's extremely difficult to hold them legally accountable for the excessive use of

Those same powers tell us why the reason is that police unions through the collective bargaining process have created a system that makes it almost impossible to fire a police officer and so police chiefs can't keep the bad cops

Off the street right now under the current system we the taxpayers are paying 100% of the costs for illegal unconstitutional criminal police misconduct and the officer under the current system pays not one penny so

There is no police accountability for police misconduct so professor Ramirez I've been ask you it certainly begs the question what can be done in these types of situations to hold police accountable well there is

A simple solution and in New York they're already starting the process just as doctors must carry professional liability insurance we are proposing that all police officers begin to carry professional liability insurance when an

Officer engages in illegal searches and seizures when an officer uses excessive force the officer and the officers insurance company should pay for that conduct and the officers premiums should rise and if the officer continues to

Engage in illegal dangerous and unconstitutional police misconduct then the officers premium should skyrocket and the officer should be priced out of policing so professor that makes a lot of sense what can you

What can everyday citizens do to help make that recommendation or reality well in this moment it's important that your viewers do one thing they need to call their state legislators and say please pass a law saying that in order to

Police in our state all of our police officers are required to carry professional liability insurance all right professor Deborah Ramirez with a big solution there thank you so much for joining us today we really appreciate

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