Civilian Lockup Keepers
Has any of this been discussed?
- An all-civilian lockup operates under different rules. Different union protections. Different investigatory paths. We don't think there is a CR process for civilians, so if property goes missing in the lockup, what happens? If someone alleges that they were physically mistreated, what happens? The accountability for wrong entries in the computers, who takes the fall?
- What about attacks in the lockup? Are civilians subject to our Use of Force rules? Do they even know what they are? Are there going to be Tasers in the lockups? Do civilians get trained on how and when a Taser is permitted? Are the civilians even obligated to use force if a prisoner becomes combative or are they permitted to retreat in the face of willful action by a subject in custody?
We hope this is being addressed somewhere in the switchover. Especially in light of yesterday's unfortunate occurrence.
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