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Tag: excessive force

Jan.
10th

Cops could use a little help with public relations

Police work can be an exciting and rewarding career field, but it definitely has its drawbacks. One of the most frustrating aspects is the negative response cops receive from simply doing their job.

I refer you to a recent incident that occurred at the transit center in downtown Tacoma on Monday involving an off-duty officer and a combative subject (TNT 1/8).

The details that led to the altercation are exceptional only in the fact that they are so mundane – the subject, a 34-year-old man, was detained on a misdemeanor charge of smoking a cigarette

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