Criminal Law Enforcement and Justice
Law enforcement lies under a very powerful and broad scope of terms concerning the
citizen's perception and how they are treated. Ethnic communities and the minority group are of
significant concern when it comes to an understanding of the role of law enforcement. Moreover,
their expectations towards professional law enforcement are elevated in recent years. In essence,
the law enforcement personnel opt to be vigilant and do the right thing at all times when it comes
to protection of the civil rights of the citizens.
This paper focuses on a case study which involves the impact of the police body camera
and its efficiency in monitoring police operations. In the incident, the citizen involved is known
as Terrence Sterling. It occurs in the morning hours of September 11, 2016, within Washington
D.C. The involved police officer shot and killed an unarmed motorcyclist after initially flagging
him to pull over after responding to a report of a motorcycle being driven recklessly. The
shooting occurs after Sterling intentionally rams his vehicle into the squad car (Mayer, p44). The
police officers response comes by shooting at Sterling thereby striking him down. Later on, the
Sterling was pronounced dead at...