Everyone knows that I have the utmost respect for police officers. Chief Kunkle is not perfect, but he is trying to the best he can. He did inherit a mixed bag of police officers. I disagree with one of the recent firings but I feel most are justified.
The harassment of the SMU player is particularly disturbing, however. I have cops in my family, and I understand that in the heat of the moment tough decisions have to be made. I know they have to protect the public. I've sat in a hospital because one of the officers in my family was shot in the line of duty.
To increase the public trust, we have to get a handle on the rogue policemen. They inhibit the effectiveness of the department and tarnish the reputation of those that want to do the job in a professional manner. The recent increases in salary and the $10,000 bonuses should help us recruit better officers and hopefully we can get rid of the rogues at the same time.
Here is the link to the story from Channel 8 (with video).