Letters to the Editor

Charles R. Schroeder: Video key to removing bad cops

Regarding the July 14 editorial “Wrong move on body cam rules”: I find it interesting that our legislature (prompted by former police officers) finds it necessary to continue to allow the hiding of the actions of police officers.

If they are truly innocent, why do we need to restrict the viewing of the encounter? Of course, “good” police officers often are willing to look the other way when a fellow officer does something bad, which has brought us to where we are today.

If the police were as diligent at investigating some of the shootings as they are at making it impossible to punish a guilty officer, we might all be better off.

I understand and appreciate the difficulties of the job, but it is much more dangerous for all if the “bad” police officers are not removed.

Charles R. Schroeder