It doesn't surprise me in the least. There are too many to blame here, but it seems as though it is always the usual suspects.
Baltimore Cops Instructed To Use Toy Guns To Plant As Fake Evidence
We are maintaining our standards, which are pretty tough- we hire around 7% of the applicants- and we are constantly short; right now the Patrol Division is about 200 people short, which translates to a bigger work load since all the shifts run short all the time (makes for some nice OT though)....But it's maddening, being understaffed permanently .....We were discussing this in a meeting this week. We are so low on applicants and recruits it’s just ridiculous. We need to be ever so cautious of who we allow into our ranks, especially now when departments are so vulnerable.
Wait 2-3 years to see the backlash from lowered standards for hiring and passing up quality people to ‘check a box’.