Red Square is correct unfortunately.Low pay, high stress, dangerous and mostly dealing with people at their worse behavior.,
It would be easy to start to expect inappropriate behavior from everyone and to have a low opinion of humanity in general. When that starts to happen, they need another job. The public is their employer, not their servant. Their job is to arrest and charge . It is not to be judge or executioner. The personal cameras are great tools to assist in convictions and to allow others to see events from the officer's position. Still, if I screw up and waste someone illegally, I can still just destroy the thing.
Most Grand Juries no bill police officers.
I know of one case in Houston, where the cop got fired, but he just went and got a job somewhere else.
Was in the eighties, I think.
Cop pulled over a black security guard.
Cop didn't like his attitude.
Called dispatch, said "can you find anything on this guy, please tell me you can".
Guy was clean.
Of course, being a security guard, the man had his gun in the front seat, in his holster.
Cop shot him ten times, the poor guy actually tried to climb out of the window to escape the hail of bullets.
Cop said he went for the gun.
I wrote a letter to a gun magazine, telling them the real story, when they posted his insane account of the murder.
I hope somebody can pull up an account of this.
Was in the eighties, near the University of Houston..
This piece of garbage was given a job in some racist small town, where he was treated like a hero.