School Security: Students Victimized by School Police, Gunfire Near Campus

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Law enforcement officers are tasked with ensuring community safety. Ever since the 1960s, “Officer Friendly” has reassured children about the police’s role in assisting them.

However, a recent extensive study by The Washington Post uncovers the disturbing truth that many officers have been involved in child sexual abuse cases with minimal repercussions. From 2005 to 2022, over 1,800 officers nationwide faced accusations of child sexual abuse.

Through meticulous documentation, it was disclosed that officers often manipulated children for prolonged periods, leveraging the threat of arrest to manipulate them.

Notably, some of the perpetrators were school resource officers who possess extensive access to children with limited supervision.

Access the full article by The Washington Post here.

For further insight: In my previous coverage, I highlighted a database documenting misconduct cases involving school-based officers, noting 285 incidents where students suffered injuries or fatalities.

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