Whirlibird, With the way the news media is now we will not see any news on good police officers period. Only the bad one’s will get on the news.
Like everyone in society in every profession there is a small percentage that are bad which make the rest look bad. For example Attorneys have this problem, everyone things they are all bad but many are very good people that help many and do good things. The same goes for the police which 99% are good people and that 1% make the rest look bad.
One thing that I have to say about the police is that it is a VERY hard job. It takes a special person to be a police officer and that is were the problem lies. Not many can do this job. They are also underpaid for what they do and how much responsibility they have. That is my opinion.