Bad police policy

Posted Monday, Dec. 09, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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The Dallas police have announced a new policy for officers involved in shootings. (See Nov. 29 news story, “Shooting leads to new policy for police.”)

Officers are given 72 hours before making an official statement and record of what happened. The story said the “change also will give officers time to review video or other material relating to a shooting.”

So, instead of the truth, they will learn what evidence is found and then make their story align with the evidence.

Does that mean anyone involved in a shooting is also allowed 72 hours before they make a legal statement? This is a very bad policy.

— Brent Beal, Keller

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