Apparently beating the crap out of people the Police make contact with is just S.O.P. in many jurisdictions.
Henderson is apparently paying Sgt’s six figure compensation to beat abuse motorist. Seems like a great deal of money for the amount of education and technical complexity that a Police Officer needs to have.
In the private sector, a six figure compensation requires doing a job that most cannot do, and working very very long hours.
This guy is just another Police Sgt. A job that anybody who has run a taco bell crew could successfully navigate.
I would distinguish between what a Police Sgt OUGHT to be able to do and the training he OUGHT to have and what they actually get.
First, a fish rots from its head. A good chief should be on top of training and continuing ed. Lots of chiefs aren’t.
Second, unions interfere with professional pride and expertise. They enable the rot to start further down the trunk because the head is rendered feckless.
One year, for kicks, I took a job as “postmaster relief” in a small rural PO. I had to go to the big city where I received training (watching videos) almost entirely unrelated to my job. At one point I snuck out for a potty break and saw the three guys who were supposedly training us watching videos on a computer.