I mentioned this in a prior thread. So who’s to blame? Society? Nope. Outside of a few lunatics, society has condemned this. Nearly 100 percent. We all hate it. We won’t stand for it. No society doesn’t accept this. The Police department? Maybe, he had a lot of complaints. But were they real and how serious were they? Racism? Sure but we can’t wave a magic wand and make every psycho turn into a decent person. Misfits will always exist. By definition a psycho does not represent society. Not one bit.
So what if it comes down to this? Suppose this guy had multiple violations that should have led to termination and the police union blocked it? If the union gave the department no choice but to keep a bad cop on the force, don’t they then completely own this mess? I’m just speculating here. But we need full disclosure. We need to know every violation this nut was accused of and how it was resolved. Anybody disagree?
When I worked for the federal government (non policing roll) there was a guy in our office who was a union representative and represented people whom the agency wanted to fire. One time I was talking to him and complimented him for his dedication in trying to get peoples jobs back and he told me he never represented one person whom he wouldn’t have fired himself.