Unfortunately, the few officers who abuse their authority give cops a bad name. I saw on ABC news last week two reports of cops who planted drugs at crime scenes in order to frame someone. The body cams make it harder to hide those misdeeds.
What would motivate a law enforcement professional to plant evidence? Here are some guesses:
- grudge against an individual or group
- need to meet quotas of arrests and convictions
- desire to impress peers or superiors
But there is no excuse for such abuse of power. I wish there was an easy solution. It's going to take something like a work of God.