When I grew up in Brooklyn N.Y., my parents told me that police officers were our friends and to cooperate with them. That notion was reinforced when the public elementary school invited the police to speak at school assemblies. Back then, in the “fifties”, police actually were our friends.
Over the past several decades, the police have developed adversarial behaviors toward ordinary citizens. For example, in misdemeanor cases such as assault or driving while under the influence, officers, in many cases (not all), have misrepresented the facts, have frequently made inconsistent statements, and have poorly documented their actions. Such practices have led me to adopt a different view of the police.
What can a citizen like yourself do to combat the negative behavior of police? You can challenge the charges by employing an attorney. With proper representation, the results can be over-whelmingly beneficial to you.
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