I think complacency is also the reason why so many veteran cops tend to get in serious trouble. You let down your guard and you end up doing things you would have never dreamed of doing as a rookie, things that are extremely damaging to your career and your livelihood.
October 1, 2011
Young med students wonder if they will kill a patient. New West Point grads wonder if they have what it takes to lead soldiers into battle. And cops straight out of the academy wonder if they are tough enough and wise enough to maintain the peace.
November 1, 2007
Watching that arrest, I was reminded of some interviews I had just completed with commanders of special units that policed the recent anti-war marches.
August 1, 2003