Neill Franklin: A Cops Advice on Dealing with Cops Slideshow

Neill FranklinExecutive Director, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition LEAP
Posted: November 15, 2010 11:38 AM
A Cops Advice on Dealing with Cops Slideshow
Read More: Civil Liberties , Flex Your Rights , Leap , Police

As a 33-year law enforcement veteran and former training commander with the Maryland State Police and Baltimore Police Department, I know how easy it is to intimidate citizens into answering incriminating questions or letting me search through their belongings. This reality might make things easier for police looking to make an easy arrest, but it doesnt always serve the interests of justice. Thats why I believe all citizens should understand how to protect their constitutional rights and make smart decisions when dealing with officers of the law.

Unfortunately, this important information has remained largely unavailable to the public, despite growing concerns about police misconduct and the excesses of the war on drugs. For this reason, I agreed to serve as a technical consultant for the important new film, 10 Rules for Dealing with Police. The 40-minute docudrama aims to educate the public about basic legal and practical survival strategies for handling even the scariest police encounters. It was produced by the civil liberties group Flex Your Rights and is narrated by former federal judge and acclaimed Baltimore trial lawyer William “Billy” Murphy, Jr.

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