Here are some facts about the heroes and their code of silence.
“The sampling of current officers was comprised of 2,698 fulltime officers from twenty-one different states. A total 1,116 of the 2,657 officers asked to complete a confidential questionnaire, did so. This equates to a response rate of 42 percent. An additional forty-one officers provided confidential interviews. The following facts were revealed.
- In response to “Please describe the first time you witnessed misconduct by another employee but took no action,” 46 percent (532) advised they had witnessed misconduct by another employee, but concealed what they knew.
- In response to the question “At the time of the incident occurred, what did you think would happen if you revealed what had taken place?” the five reasons listed most often were: I would be ostracized (177 times); the officer who committed the misconduct would be disciplined or fired (88 times); I would be fired from my job (73 times); I would be “blackballed” (59 times); the administration would not do anything even if I reported it. (54 times)
- 73 percent of the individuals pressuring officers to keep quiet about the misconduct were leaders.
- Eight percent (40) of the 509 officers who admitted to intentionally withholding the information about officer misconduct were upper administrators. The upper administrators of the average American police department comprises only five percent of the agency.
- The average age of an officer who covered up an incident for the first time was 31.4 years of age.
- The average years of experience when they first took part in the Code of Silence was 8.2 years.
- 449 of the 532 officers were male, while 74 were female.
- Of the 532 who confessed they had participated in the Code of Silence, 252 were pressured to keep quiet by the officer(s) who committed the misconduct and 118 felt pressure from uninvolved officers. The remaining 162 officers advised they covered up the incident even though they were not pressured.
- Excessive use of force was the most frequent situation over which the Code of Silence occurs, with 217 were excessive use of force circumstances.
- The five most frequently offered solutions for controlling the Code of Silence from the 532 officers who confessed to taking part in it were: Conduct good ethics training (listed 46 times); More consistent accountability (listed 20 times); Ensure open communication between officers and leaders (listed 16 times); Provide an anonymous reporting system (listed 14 times) and Protect whistleblowers (listed 10 times).”
Here is the study in it’s entirety: http://www.aele.org/loscode2000.html
Think about this: How high is the actual percentage of abuse if 46% of cops have witnessed it and covered it up?
Now that the video age has arrived, these scumbags can lie all they want, but when the video is released the truth will come out.
This study is from 2000 and I am sure that as the cops have militarized and geared up the percentage is much higher
Remember the next time you interact with a cop that he will lie to make that interaction fit his narrative if he needs to
Remember if you sit on a jury that the “Sworn officer of the court” is most likely more apt to lie than the citizen he is accusing
A few bad apples?
I don’t think that you can look at the statistics above and actually believe that