Well, we’ve got some numbers in. In Chicago:
and, as well:
So…assuming that the third of the misconduct lawsuits were ones in which actual misconduct occurred, and further assuming that at least some of the settlements officers were named in were not adjudicated against them although misconduct occurred…
Seems like there’s somewhere between 1% and 18% of our department’s officers who are engaging is misconduct, often repeatedly.
Is this “a few bad apples”? Or is this an epidemic within the force? What percent of a police force would you consider indicative of a systemic problem, rather than the problem of a few rogue individuals?