“The Assailant Study — Mindsets and Behaviors,” studied 50 incidents in which officers were killed in the line of duty in 2016.“The assailants inspired by social and/or political reasons believed that attacking police officers was their way to ‘get justice’ for those who had been, in their view, unjustly killed by law enforcement,” said the report.
Elected officials also have played a role in inflaming the public, the report said.“Nearly every police official interviewed agreed that for the first time, law enforcement not only felt that their national political leaders publicly stood against them, but also that the politicians’ words and actions signified that disrespect to law enforcement was acceptable in the aftermath of the Brown shooting,” the FBI report said.
How did you feel about being part of an episode that dealt with those? The last episode that was really big for me that I sent out the family emails for was the spin-off to [, where Burgess shot an unarmed black kid.
In the context of what's going on in Chicago and across America, and the strained relations between citizens of the city and the cops, I think to be able to talk about it or show something on television — it's not real life and I don't want to make it real life — but to be able to in some way discuss it or promote discussion is really important.
Darnell Blackburn, district field representative for the Michigan Coalition on Law Enforcement Standards, which oversees training for officers statewide, said there’s not necessarily a war on cops — rather, “there’s a war on the moral fiber of society.”“It’s not just police who are being disrespected,” said Blackburn, a longtime police officer who is director of Prat LLC, a training consulting company that teaches cops conflict resolution skills and how to detect implicit bias.“I think it permeates every aspect of society,” he said.
“People don’t respect politicians; they don’t respect teachers or social service workers, or anyone in authority because there’s been a decay in morals.”Craig is among the law enforcement officials who say the hateful rhetoric and violence has ramped up since the 2014 fatal shooting of Michael Brown by Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson.“That’s another example of the narrative taking hold,” Craig said.
“But I have to put that aside and go out there and do my job.”Nationwide, 143 officers were killed on duty last year, the most in five years, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.Bouchard, head of government affairs for the Major County Sheriffs of America, said former President Barack Obama helped influence negative perceptions of police.“He issued an order about police using military equipment without even asking what that equipment was used for,” said Bouchard, who said he tried unsuccessfully to persuade Obama the equipment was needed.“There was more emphasis on rhetoric than reality.”Anderson, the Detroit Gang Unit officer, said he tries to offset anti-police feelings by respecting citizens, and trying to talk to them.“I just try to reach somebody every day,” he said.I think she's going to miss where she was on the job and where she was as a person before all this happened too."How well do the One Chicago actors know the other shows? Like, I'm gonna get the perp and I'm gonna solve this, and emotions I'll deal with later.So, is this the last we're going to see of Burgess? And what's going on with her and Ruzek (Patrick John Flueger)? Which I think a lot of people do, when they're sort of in the thick of something.