Indianapolis has some police issues; most of them involve guys who should be better friends with Bill W. than they are. It could be worse; we could be Canton, where Officer Daniel "I should have took two steps back, pulled my Glock 40 and just put 10 bullets in your ass and let you drop," Harless has won reinstatement (pending medical clearance*) to their police force. This would be the policeman caught on tape at least three times making death threats to harmless citizens.
He'd also be the reason I advise everyone to give Canton a wide berth. Or, as the arbitrator pointed out, "the City has not severely disciplined officers who engaged in serious instances of misconduct akin to, or worse than, the actions charged against officer Harless in this proceeding." --Here, let me translate: It's not just one rogue cop with a bad case of PTSD, it's a systemic pattern throughout the department!
D00d. Not. Helping.
Overview story and links to Harless Behaving Badly videos here. Tellya what, if he promises to never, ever get a job where he has power over the public, I'd take up a collection to treat the PTSD he probably does have -- likely self-induced but no less real for that. I expect instead he'll fight to get back to carrying the badge, the club, the handcuffs, the gun...and the attitude that makes him a danger to all he encounters.
* They say he's got PTSD. Imagine that!
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