We found 85,000 cops who’ve been investigated for misconduct. Now you can read their records… a few bad apples? Seems like the whole orchard is rotten
That is a really well written article that really shows what some of the issues are such as:
She saw this dynamic play out in the widely circulated video of the Floyd murder, in which Thomas Lane, 37, briefly questioned the methods of Derek Chauvin, his training officer and the man with his knee on Floyd’s neck. “You hear the younger officer, four days out of training, say, ‘Do you think we should roll him over?’ Because you’re supposed to immediately roll them into a recovery position,” she said. “But being a cop, you don’t tell a 19-year veteran how it’s done. You don’t forcibly remove a knee from a neck when they have that much seniority. The culture is, we can’t call out our own.”
Under Kroll’s leadership, the union has negotiated contracts that crippled the department’s ability to do any meaningful discipline, and police officers who were already racist have understood that they could abuse Black people with impunity. “We’ve had a number of cases that led to internal investigations, and the worst punishment any officer has received was a 48-hour suspension,” Jones said.
While also pointing out how hard it would be to get rid of the police:
The Minneapolis City Charter requires there to be a police force proportional to the city’s population.
In 2007, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that traffic cameras are unconstitutional.
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