We shouldn't make it a point to distrust all police based on the bad and immoral actions of a few. Unfortunately, we do see in the news when these "bad" cops do something wrong, but it isn't often when we see or hear about all the good cops. We need to trust that the majority of them are doing their job because they truly want to serve others.
Recently, my husband received a speeding ticket. He didn't deserve the ticket, and his satellite on his phone showed that he was driving five under the speed limit at a time that he was ticketed for driving 12 over. But of course, there's no video, so the cops will walk into court and claim it's his word over theirs. It's so corrupt it's unbelievable.
Positions of power unfortunately encourage abuse of that power. While there are many police officers in this nation who are upstanding citizens, there is an equal or even larger number who have grown power-hungry and corrupt. It has been this way for decades. If mishandling of police videos has already been discovered, then it is likely that it has been going on for some time and will continue to do so.
On a whole, police officers do a good job and play a very important role in our society. They deserve our respect for taking on a dangerous and difficult job. However, they also make mistakes, some bigger than others. A lot of the bigger mistakes have been highlighted and given a lot of attention in recent years. This is a problem that needs to be acknowledged, both by the general public and those in law enforcement, and addressed. I don't think we can fully trust law enforcement, but we need to recognize that they're humans, just like the rest of us, and we all need to work together to create a better world.