I still get the sense that some people are not exactly raring at the bit to condemn cop-killings. Part of that attitude comes from incidents such as this one, as written about by former policeman Norm Stamper:
Disclosure: During my rookie days back in the sixties as a San Diego police officer I used excessive force, more than once. I remember most of the incidents, though I’m sure I’ve conveniently forgotten some. I’m ashamed, wish to hell I hadn’t done it. But I did, and visceral memories of these incidents help shape an answer to the question of why certain cops engage in brutal behavior, and others don’t.