At least 40 percent of police families are affected by domestic violence, as opposed to an estimate of 10 percent of families in the general population
A Police Foundation study in 1994 reported that 11 percent of the police agencies surveyed indicated that they conducted some form of pro-active enforcement involving police misconduct. Some agencies refer to these forms of pro-active enforcement as integrity checks and sting operations.
Rarely can investigators locate physical evidence or objective, disinterested witnesses to prove or disprove the allegations. Generally, less than 20% of citizen complaints are sustained, despite comprehensive investigations.
Officers involved in a highly traumatic and life threatening situation need at least 48 hours to decompress and obtain quality sleep. This enhances memory, not deteriorates it.