Violent/nonviolent Violent police misconduct arises when the police officers use brutal ways and excessive use of force when they are arresting suspects. non-violent misconduct occurs when psychological and verbal abuses are used by the police on the masses (Champion, 2001). Violent brutality can be seen when the police use force to disperse demonstrators such that after the incidents, a lot of people are seriously injured and hospitalized.
Violent cases have also been reported for minor problems such that people were forcefully arrested for petty offenses. Such incidents illustrate that the police abuse their powers especially when they use them on people who are not violent. Non-violent misconduct can arise in incidents where the police intimidate people for instance when they use racist remarks on certain groups of people when they have not done anything wrong in the first place.
They are therefore add to more crimes in society as people will engage more in illegal activities so that they may have reasons to victimize them. ? Perjury testimony Perjury testimony as a form of police misconduct refers to the way the police will force people who are aware of the illegal activities they engage in from using such evidence against them. This is because they stand to be accused in the courts of law and may lose their jobs.
Such testimonies are used to incriminate an innocent person or preventing a law offender from being sentenced. Police use perjury testimony as a means a means of protecting criminal offenders from being convicted as well as protecting their informants (Champion, 2001). Evidence can therefore be tampered with and since they are part of the prosecution bench, they will not be penalized for such matters as they always have a way out (Levinson, 2002). ? Deadly force
Deadly force is an extreme form of violent misconduct where excessive force is used to an extent that it results in the loss of lives. An action taken by the police can be classified under deadly force when they are aware that to their actions can cause possible risks of death to their victims (Rayls, Aspen Publishers). Deadly force is seen when police officers gang up and beat a people especially when they overreact in gang problems or undertaking illegal mass stops.
The police are allowed to use approved non-deadly force methods and equipments. Therefore, when they are found to have used other things that are not specified in the laws, then they are supposed to be accused. Resolution Preventing police misconduct is necessary so that the entire police force can exercise their powers in proper manner and follow the laws in place just as they are making civilians follow them. In order to know the methods that can be used to resolve police misconduct, it is important to first detect police misconduct.