Amid accusations of racism and corruption, the public perception of law enforcement has spiraled in such a way that has made many Chicago Police Department officers fearful of doing their jobs.
Speaking on the condition of anonymity, an active-duty CPD officer sat down with Vice News and said, “It’s become more and more difficult to police. I know a lot of really talented officers (in) the Chicago Police Department that aren’t doing anything. They’re afraid of being jammed up, meaning sued or fired, for doing their job.
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