can we trust Police Background Checks?

I don’t think so. They are not always correct. Not always up-to-date.

For example …

When (Jonathan) West began teaching private lessons at New Orleans Outlaws, last year, (owner) Bonewitz said she conducted a background check and had him take a drug screening. Both came back clean despite the fact that New Orleans police arrested (coach “Johnny”) West in 2011 on suspicion of the alleged rape of a woman.

West also faced a 2012 complaint of sexual abuse involving a 3-year-old in Kenner. But both charges were refused by prosecutors for insufficient evidence, according to authorities. …

‘He was like a part of their family’: Gymnastics community reels after coach’s sex abuse arrests

Both those previous charges were refused by prosecutors for insufficient evidence, so did not show on his background check.

related – Uber is rolling out ongoing background checks for its drivers

In Canada 10 Steps of Screening are recommended:

  1. Assessment
  2. Position – Assignment
  3. Recruitment
  4. Application
  5. Interview
  6. References
  7. Police Checks
  8. Orientation and Training
  9. Support and Supervision
  10. Follow-up and Feedback

 

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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