See also: LEOs’ Bill of Rights (, a state-level package of laws assembled by a coalition police unions, which bakes into law the must-haves for preventing terminations following use-of-force.

For example, an officer can have up to 72 hours of not being interviewed, by IA or detectives, following a use-of-force death. Gives them time to make their story solid and get other officers behind them.

In Rhode Island, police officers can be convicted of felonies in civilian criminal courts, and yet still keep their jobs after a hearing before panels of fellow police officers (per WP).