Tag Archives: use of force

Response to “Any Good Cops”

Davis is correct in some respects, misses mark in others By Ken K. Gourdin This responds to BYU political science professor Richard Davis’s April 15 commentary. [See the following address, last accessed April 26, 2015: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865626463/Any-good-cops-patrolling-the-streets-Recent-new-stories-make-us-wonder-2-and-thats-not-good-for.html?pg=all%5D. Davis leaves implicit some … Continue reading

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When is a Warrant Required to Enter a Home or to Arrest Someone?

When is a Warrant Required for Police to Enter a Home and/or to Make an Arrest?  The Chief Case is Instructive  By Ken K. Gourdin This comes with the usual caveats: (1) I am not a lawyer; (2) This post … Continue reading

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Christopher Dorner and Police Cynicism

The Christopher Dorner Case: Law Enforcement Culture and Police Cynicism  By Ken K. Gourdin The case of former Los Angeles Police Officer Christopher Dorner, who shot and killed three police officers and several civilians before succumbing in a firefight with law enforcement and … Continue reading

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Tasers: To Use or Not?

To Taser, or Not to Taser? That is The Question By Ken K. Gourdin According to recent coverage of the case by The Salt Lake Tribune, a settlement recently was reached with the family of Brian Cardall, who sued the … Continue reading

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