Defunding and reducing the responders in any police force only harms the communities they protect and overwhelms their tactical abilities and physical capability to perform double or triple duty.
At the very foundation, permit, WITHOUT any type of retribution and retaliation against any officer and their family members, on duty or at home, the freedom to report the untoward activity of another officer AND to utilize any ethical human interference/resource to prevent the offensive behavior conducted against an individual.
Most officers won’t overtly verbally Interfere or try to forcibly separate or stop their partner from wrongfully and excessfully harming a person in their control, ESPECIALLY in a public setting. Why?
Fear of personalized retribution by certain members of their uniformed fellowship? Minimizing the humiliating personal and observant exposure of their partner when they need to be reprimanded or told to govern themselves appropriately? Many other reasons can induce the silence of inaction but it’s been long past the time to prevent and report abusive and criminal conduct by those enforced to offer safety for every citizen.
Stop the Silence Of Fear, let them speak to freely exercise their duty to protect the public, in order for police brutality to be eradicated. Ensure a secure foundation and it will never fail or fall or be destroyed by outside implementation or attack.