Do you think wearing on-body cameras on duty should be mandatory?
Our legal system is terribly stacked against law enforcement officers and for plaintiff's attorneys. The U.S. code itself specifies how attorney fees will be set in civil rights cases against cops. That's why so many cases are filed against you and the agencies and government entities that employ you. Lawmakers—mostly lawyers themselves—set up paydays for their colleagues.
Officer Ben Kelly of the Seattle Police Department was picked as NLEOMF's Officer of the Month (March 2010) for finding and engaging the man who murdered four Lakewood (Wash.) PD officers at a coffee shop. POLICE Editor David Griffith sat down with him during National Police Week in May.