SMASH BLUE WALL OF SILENCE

Are cops who commit crimes accountable and punished? Well, sometimes...

It seems extrajudicial killings by police and other offences are all we hear about. Yet sometimes, officers do go to jail

In Summary

• The cases are legion in which police are accused of extrajudicial killings and misdeeds. Few are punished, partly because of the Blue Wall of Silence. 

• But sometimes — despite obstruction, cops investigating fellow cops and lack of funds — justice is done and police officers go to jail. 

The scales of justice seem skewed.

Since the inception of the Independent Policing Oversight Authority in 2011, only eight officers were convicted in 2020 of crimes, less than one per cent of ...

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