They do a boring job, and unfortunately, when they're actually called upon to do something, they tend engage in criminal behavior. The fact that no cop involved in this situation had the balls to stand up and tell the truth of what really happened, and instead kept quiet clearly demonstrates the corrupt culture of the NYPD
When I was a cop we had 2 officers get indited one for abuse for beating a prisoner in a cell and the other for having his own car stolen and filling a false insurance claim. I also know other officers who stood up for what was right and did the right thing.
You cannot hold all officers responsible for the reactions of a few. The fact is police officers for all their training etc are still just humans. They have all the weaknesses everyone else has.
They are held to a higher standard and this is acceptable. The problem is when they do go out of bounds it is far to often swept under the rug. This is the real problem.
No Lives Matter
I could give you examples of NYPD officers routinely and systematically breaking the law in order to make an arrest, oftentimes for the most petty of offenses.
Thats how that worthless system works. It encourages bull**** arrests and encourages under reporting of certain crimes in order to give the appearance that crime is being reduced through improper reporting practices.
It can turn any good department into a worthless ****hole....... one of the major reasons why I left law enforcement and rejoined the military.