Welp I say remove the police force and see how these same people enjoy the freedom from the tyranny of the law.
Just because they are needed doesn’t mean they can’t make mistakes and that everything bad they do should be forgiven. They just need to be held accountable for their actions like any other citizen.
Indeed, however a lot of the flak they receive is undeserved to the majority. Most police officers are doing their job just fine, but still have to walk on egg shells whatever they do, and no-one seems to give a shit when a cop gets gunned down while trying to be a nice guy/gal.
I have yet to meet a cop who wasn’t a good-hearted person genuinely trying to do their job properly. I can think of at least half a dozen that I’ve gotten to know well enough through work and volunteering to be confident I had a read on their character. I know that assbag cops exist, I just think they’re well and truly in the minority.