I’m a deputy for an agency in the southeast. After 18 years of service with no prior write ups, policy violations, etc. my agency is considering terminating me over a use of force on prisoner. Given the current climate of the Law Enforcement / Corrections culture how can I save my job? This agency, like many makes their own rules regarding employment with them. We have never had a union and probably never will and it’s not for a lack of trying. The use of force violation I’m accused of was investigated with no impartiality and done in-house starting with my own lieutenant who was on duty when it happened! The whole process has been a kangaroo court to say the least! The agency could have disciplined me with a letter of counseling, suspension or a demotion. Instead they’ve gone straight for termination from the advice of my commander! Please somebody help!