And they commit the worst crime of all: total corruption of their authority:
The trial was dominated by four ex-detectives who testified that the police department's elite Gun Trace Task Force was actually made up of thugs with badges who stole cash, resold looted narcotics and lied under oath to cover their tracks. They detailed acts of astonishing police criminality, including armed home invasions, stretching back to 2008.Acting Police Commissioner Darryl DeSousa said in a statement immediately after the verdict that the department will move to fire Hersl and Taylor, who have been suspended without pay since being indicted and arrested in March."We recognize that this indictment and subsequent trial uncovered some of the most egregious and despicable acts ever perpetrated in law enforcement," DeSousa said.
We are told we don't need a firearm to withstand armed home invasions. Maybe they're right: the one's kicking the door down have badges, it seems, and seldom, if ever, go to jail after robbing you blind. Chalk one up for the people here. And how many more like this bunch go unprosecuted?