Society entrusts the police officer with an awesome responsibility; literally the power of life and death. Because society grants this authority to the police officer, it is also society's responsibility to review the actions of the police, particularly when it comes to the use of their ultimate weapon, the gun.
Cochell, Stephen R. and Jones, John Alan
"An Analysis of the Baltimore City Police Complaint Evaluation Procedures,"
University of Baltimore Law Forum: Vol. 9
, Article 4.
Available at: http://scholarworks.law.ubalt.edu/lf/vol9/iss2/4