Safe practices in law enforcement are absolutely essential. In his career, Wiley has seen many examples of law enforcement officers and citizens being seriously injured when critical information is not provided, or is not communicated effectively between law enforcement officers. One of Wiley’s clients runs one of the largest jails in the State of Minnesota. The Sheriff’s Office disciplined a supervisor for failing to adequately inform a corrections officer of a dangerous situation in the jail., including that an inmate had made a threat against a corrections officer. See attached award. The arbitration award not only shows that the employer carefully considered its level of discipline, but reinforces the importance of communication between members of law enforcement. It is not just a good safety practice; it is an essential job function.
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