Police corruption is a major reason that there is a lack of trust between law enforcement and the public.
As a former police officer myself, I always try to understand the point of view of officers.
Over the many years after leaving law enforcement I have continued to give my support to the rule of law, abide by laws wherever I live, and to support law enforcement to the best of my abilities.
This man wearing the uniform in this story is not an isolated individual or a bad apple in an otherwise good barrel.
More and more it is becoming clearer and clearer that these types of behavior are not the exception but more the rule when it comes to African-Americans.
At a time when (a) we see innocent black people released after spending decades in prison for crimes, they did not commit.
And (d) people are executed in some states even when their guilt is in serious doubt it is critically important that the government stop protecting these racist criminals.
There is no group of people who are all bad, but when the people who are given the responsibility to enforce the laws use those powers in unscrupulous ways, they are no longer deserving of respect or deference.
In actuality, the proliferation of cell phone videos of police acting in ways that are blatantly thuggish and criminal should not be protected by the government.
This criminal was reportedly given a secretive sweet deal of a whopping $123,000 by West Linn city leaders, even as he was accused of the allegations he confessed to as well as drunk driving allegations against him by two of his own patrol officers.
In another reporting by [koin.com], this disgraced cop even tried to extort a city leader, demanding an additional $40,000 to $50,000, more than was approved, or else he would go public with embarrassing personal information about her. https://www.koin.com/local/clackamas-county/west-linn-new-fbi-probe-of-ex-chief-sought/