Daniel Payne writes in The Federalist that We Need Police Reform. He is absolutely correct but he makes the typical and reflexive assumption that the majority of cops are just doing their jobs and are not part of the problem.
The job of a police officer is to uphold the laws and arrest those who break those laws. Yet every day, tens of thousands of these supposedly honest policemen carefully ignore the lawbreaking of their fellow cops. These “honorable, valuable public servants who do genuine good in their communities” are nothing of a sort. They are criminals too, because they support and defend the obvious criminals in their midst.
From fixing parking tickets to ignoring speeding and drunk driving to turning a blind eye to abuse of citizens, it is the “honest” cops who are the problem. No organization can reject all bad applicants, and government is probably much worse than the private sector. So a certain number of criminal cops is inevitable. But when the culture within the police community supports those bad cops, reform is vital. And that means a total overhaul of how we hire, train, manage and discipline the police, starting with the willing dupes who allow the criminal-cops to operate with impunity.