If police officers want to be admired and respected, they need to hold themselves to the same standard as other American citizens. That means actually risking their lives, not shooting innocent people in moments of panic like cowards. They should be held to the exact same standards as the rest of us, and they can have the respect they claim they deserve when they do their jobs under those conditions.
I do think that American police officers should be charged more often in civil rights cases. Now a days, the police force has many means to show evidence for their actions. If they are not guilty, then it will be proven, and if they are guilty, they should be held accountable. The American police officers should be held accountable for their actions just like any other citizen in America.
American police officers should not be charged more often than civil rights cases because, quite frankly, these examples are overblown and rarely occur. It really amazes me how quick we are to judge the police and how bad they are, yet at the first sign of trouble who are the first ones that we call for help? The hypocrisy is outstanding.
American police officers should not be charged more often under civil rights laws. These officers do a very difficult job and often have to make life or death decisions in a split second. While mistakes are made, and these are tragic, the police officer is not at fault many times.