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February 25, 2006

Thin Skinned

In Flordia, if you have want to make an official complaint about a police officer, you go to the police station, ask for a complaint form, and fill it out.

However, one news team found that if you try that in south Florida, most police stations will deny that such forms exist, tell you that the only way to complain is to speak to a police seargent in person, and then possibly threaten to detain you or shoot you.

The article includes the transcripts of the news team’s undercover operation, in which they simply ask the officers for a complaint form. It’s astounding how intimidating and belligerent some of the cops are. I imagine this reporter’s going to get a lot of speeding and parking tickets in the months to come.

If the police abuse you, but you are afraid to file a complaint, the report above handily provides a link to PoliceAbuse.org, “The Police Complaint Center”. I am not familiar with their work, but it looks like the PCC will file complaints on your behalf if you fill out their form, and investigate your complaint themselves.

Posted by Jake on February 25, 2006 10:08 pm

3 Comments »

  1. “The Police Complaint Center” is nothing more than a liberal ACLU associated “rights” group that goes out to police depts @ 1 AM to try to file complaints. They team up with news channels trying to bump up their ratings by creating “incidents” that they can catch on tape. One of the a-holes associated with the PCC (Greg Slate) tried to pull the exact same thing in Missouri just this week. The only thing these groups are exposing is how anti-cop friendly they are.

    Comment by Sick of this BS — March 30, 2006 @ 6:26 am

  2. […] A few months back, I wrote about a local TV news team in southern Florida who investigated police deparments in the area. The team went undercover to see how easy it was to receive a complaint form. The typical response was for police to pretend that no such forms exist (they do), and in some cases to get intimidating and threaten to arrest the reporter. […]

    Pingback by Lying Media Bastards » The Thin-Skinned Blue Line — April 5, 2006 @ 4:59 pm

  3. […] Some of you may recall a news report I posted early this year showing that cops will go to extreme lengths to prevent complaints from the public. Intimidation and retaliation is nothing new. […]

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