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Bad cops are out there and the only defense we have is to record them and report after the fact.
Not a single charge of false arrest (planting drugs, guns, etc.) over this three-year period led to an incident of meaningful discipline.
In more than 85% of the CPD police abuse investigations analyzed, the accused officer was never even interviewed.
I'm a cop. These stories of other cops walking on people's rights and being lawless all over the news lately really piss me off. I can honestly tell you that these sort of things don't happen where I live / work. There is too much accountability and those that work around me are basically good people. Due to the very nature of police work, there will always be those that don't agree with decisions I have to make, but with the outrageous stories that are all too frequent in the news lately showing just how out of control some departments are, it makes me worry. I just try to make my little corner of the world as safe as I possibly can.
This doesn't add a whole lot to this thread I understand, but I just wanted to put it out there. There are times I can't wait to get out of it and have a job where I just go to work, make my widgets and go home. That would be nice......
Report them to who, exactly?
Seems to be that the situation in the USA is that the cops perform their own accountability checks.
I believe the FDLE(Florida Department of Law Enforcement) would be the ones who are supposed to investigate cases like this. They almost always side on the Cop's side. A fair investigation will not happen.