February 7, 2013 | Vol. 116 -- No. 42

Restoring public trust in law enforcement

In Our Opinion

Trust.

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It’s a difficult concept to live up to sometimes, and yet it’s one we all value and expect from one another.

Trust is especially important when it comes to law enforcement. Those we trust to enforce the law fairly we also trust to be honest, and not break the law themselves. When they break this public trust by lying, acting unethically or illegally it erodes our trust in them, and conversely the law itself.

That’s bad for society. Unfortunately we have recent, local examples of unethical misbehavior that were found to be reasonable grounds for termination – termination requi...

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