What could you do if you had all the information about incidents involving police officers? Learn more about current events, law enforcement, media bias? See if your local agency has hired an officer that left another agency?
A huge study in The Yale Law Journal titled The Wandering Officer found that Florida cops who had been fired from a previous law enforcement job were more likely to be fired from their next job or to receive a complaint for a “moral character violation,” compared to rookies and officers who have never been fired.
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- Ben Grunwald, The Wandering Officer, The Yale Law Review, 2020-04