Assume you are the sheriff of a large metropolitan law enforcement agency. Today, one of your undersheriffs was accused in an officer-involved shooting incident. A male was shot by the undersheriff during a traffic stop and subsequently died because of his wounds.
The mayor has called and wants to know what happened. The media is in the lobby and wants you to hold a press conference. You have learned the media has video footage of the shooting from witnesses at the scene. There are calls for the officer to be fired and prosecuted for murder. The sheriff’s office is already under scrutiny by the public in relation to similar situations in other large cities. How do you address this situation?