D@mn, I hate when these things turn out to be true. It gives all law enforcement officers a horrible name. I really don't blame people when they don't trust my profession anymore. It's even worse when its not just 'bad apples', or even the eye-blackening 'bad squad'. Here we have an institutionalized criminal syndicate posing as a city police department.
I firmly believe gov't in all forms needs to be reigned in. Legislatures need to stop passing countless laws criminalizing every single unliked behavior. Law Enforcment needs to rethink the whole "we need numbers to justify our existance" mindset. Also, Citizens need to take responsibilty for their safety, actions, and their communities, and stop wanting gov't to 'pass a law against that' or for 'the cops to do something'.