The officers were ultimately unable to hide what they did. Sexually abusing teens, child pornography, and more exposed officers abusing their power to target young people. Now that the truth is out, it shows how the public can be misled.
Although information is still coming out, and some consequences have been faced, it highlights a widespread problem. Police often get away with the very crimes they’re supposed to be solving. It’s not just “bad apples!” It’s a systemic issue.
Officers regularly abuse power and they don’t usually get caught. And when the victims are Black, there are frequently no consequences. Resources wasted on these officers abusing youth could have been put to much better use – perhaps HELPING youth with education, housing, jobs, or other needs!