THIS is the crux of the problem! A perfect storm of fear of lawsuits causing police departments to be hostile against their communities and OVERPROTECTIVE OF THEMSELVES, PLUS our gubmint helping to militarize them, has created an adversarial animal that can no longer be trusted.
The labor unions have hijacked the mindsets of cops to be arrogant and selfish bullies. They've done the same thing to teachers!
Having worked with a labor union that represented public employees, I agree with you and want to add that most people don’t know the half of it.
Then it's time for the plaintifs lawyers to sue the Police Unions for the outlandish behavior of their members.
Look, why sue the city of Cleveland when it's the uLEO who can't police their own?
Hit THEM in the pocket book by suing the union pension plans, not the tax-paying citizens and perhaps we'll see a lot less of these outrageous murders of innocent citizens.