Not that I have anything against the thousands of fine LEOs out there doing the right thing for the right reason...but:
It is my opinion (no facts at this point) that LEO have a much higher probability of actually being criminals as compared to regular civilians. What I mean to say is that given one thousand randomly selected LEOs and and equal number of randomly selected civilians - there would be more LEOs that have been charged/convicted or crimes per capita as compared to civilians.
Fact: law enforcement attracts a narrow range of persons with specific interests, habits, and character traits as compared to the general population.
Fact: this "group" as compared to the general population, has either a higher potential to commit crimes or a lower one.
Fact: this same group may arrive to duty with the best of intentions but after being exposed to the worst in our society their view of the world becomes blurred. Doing something "a little bad" is nothing compared to what they see routinely. For normal civilians who rarely see anything bad, "a little bad" may seem like a big deal.
Can anyone point to any studies that deal with this issue?