Friday, June 26, 2020

A Study

The Associated Press is reporting that Louisiana lawmakers  support a task force to study police use-of-force and bias.  The measure passed the legislature unanimously.  That is both odd, and heartening.  The Louisiana legislature normally can't agree on anything.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Amid a national conversation about law enforcement’s use of force with people of color, Louisiana lawmakers are creating a task force to study police training, misconduct and racial bias recognition.
The Police Training, Screening and Deescalation Task Force will make recommendations to state lawmakers about ways to ensure reporting of law enforcement misconduct, penalties for improper actions and removal of “bad actors.” 
You're going to name it the PTSD Task Force?  Really?  Y'all couldn't do any better than that name?  Couldn't make it any more cringe-worthy?

Louisiana has had for years, a board called the POST council. (Peace Officers Standards and Training).  Every bit of training I got for the past 30 years was approved and vetted by that council.  By-and-large, they did a good job in police training.  I wonder if this new task force is supposed to complement of supplant the POST council?

PTSD Task Force?  That's funny, right there!


Sabre22 said...

wE HAVE A POST Certification Board here in Montana to. The last sheriff was at a conference in the state Capitol (Next County south) and pulled his on on his girlfriend and also committed Spousal Abuse yes alcohol was involved. She pled Guilty and lost his post certification. This was about 2 years ago and last i heard he was trying to get his certification back. I do not know if he did or not. I thought he was not a good sheriff anyway.

Old NFO said...

Nah, they're going to CAUSE PTSD with the POST folks because they're going to tell them they've been doing it wrong for 30 years... sigh