Cops are people. Some are going to be trouble no matter how hard you try to keep them out. However this is just nutty:
Of 441 police misconduct lawsuits that led to city payments between January 2009 and November 2011, nearly a third—or 145—involved the “repeaters,” shows a Reporter analysis of federal and state court records. This small group—140 in all—proved costly. Despite making up 1 percent of the police force, they accounted for more than a quarter—or $11.7 million—of all damage payments incurred from police misconduct lawsuits. The city defended a good number of those officers in additional cases as well; nearly a third of the 140 officers were named in at least five misconduct lawsuits since 2000.
via The Chicago Reporter.
Looks like our politicians need to stand-up to the police union on this one. Bad cops are also bad for the good cops. Give the whole department a reputation. The goods ones don’t want the bad ones around.
Seems like a no brainer.