Police Unions Defend Bad Cops Who Do Awful Things. Why Won't They Defend Broward County Deputy?
Police unions routinely defend bad cops who do awful things. When Hector Jimenez, an Oakland cop, shot and killed an unarmed man in 2007, he got his job back. Seven months later, after he killed another man by shooting him three times in the back, he got his job back a second time. In both cases, the local police union intervened in Jimenez' favor.