Aired: June 9, 1996

Good Cops/Bad Cops: New Efforts to Prevent Police Misconduct

A nation was shocked to view the Rodney King video. Some argue that beatings of civilians by police officers seem sadly commonplace. What’s causing these apparent breakdowns? Criminal justice professors Tod Burke of Radford and Brian Flick of Piedmont Virginia Community College discuss how to identify and treat “at risk” officers before they snap. They also talk about mishandling of evidence and factors that contribute to police misconduct.


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