I have always tried to see things from the Officers side or at least give them the benefit of the doubt because of My 6 years as a Sheriffs Deputy after getting out of the Service. However, I can no longer defend the actions of many Agencies of late. There is simply to many People being shot, assaulted & verbally abused by Police with no consequence other than a paid leave while the Officers Union makes all kinds of ridiculous excuses for the actions. I am tired of hearing about how Police must be given some room or they will be afraid to do their job. If a Officer cannot do His/Her Job without breaking laws that a Citizen would go to Jail over than that Officer should NOT be on the Tax Payers Dime. In fact that Officer should go to Jail like anyone else would. I understand there are good Officers on the Street. But until Police are held accountable than Public trust will continue to drop.