Make it a felony and mandatory minimum of 20 years for police falsifying police reports.

Make it a felony and mandatory minimum of 20 years for police falsifying police reports.

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The petition is to deter law enforcement officers from using their authority recklessly. Too often, law enforcement officers file false reports to make arrest or create a narrative to benefit themselves. Law enforcement took an oath to serve and protect. Part of serving and protecting is honesty. Officers statements usually have more consideration than civilians.

 


With the institution of body cameras, more reports are being shown to be different than what actually occurs during a police involved incident. Those reports are used in prosecutions and carry a lot of weight. We want a false report to carry a lot of weight. Filing a false police report should be a felony and a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years. Also, if it has been proven that a police officer filed a false report, that case should automatically be withdrawn for lack of evidence.

 


Law enforcement wield unlimited power and there needs to be a check on that power. Making the falsification of a police report a felony would be a start. Filing false reports have been swept under the rug for so long. It is time for a change. This petition only pertains to statements made by law enforcement. They have a duty to be honest to the communities they serve. They also need to be held accountable when they are found to be untruthful. Adding this law could be the change in civilians being falsely accused. It can really benefit civilians who cannot afford the proper representation.

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