The Cop that pulled the trigger was a murderer, plain and simple and just looking for any reason to kill another person. These kinds of peoples exist everywhere in a society so what makes it worse when it a cop?
It because the other police officers rally around him and tried to cover this up. At least seven cops were involved in a cover up and likely committed perjury. Had these Police officers DONE THEIR JOBS and arrested this killer form the get go and charged him the Police Force could have retained the respect of the people. Those Police officers that colluded in the coverup of this crime , the Police chiefs that side with them, and the Police Union spokespersons that indicate they going to appeal and get this guy off are all acting to the detriment of law enforcement. It is not a problem with the Public, It a problem with the Police.
I would point out that the Officer that claimed she went into the wrong apartment and shot a black man dead spent LESS time in jail then did people protesting the fact that she was not arrested. The Police investigating that killing got a search warrant to investigate the home of the victim but did NOT get a warrant to investigate the home of the person who pulled the trigger. Again it was an immediate attempt to coverup the crime and rally around “one of their own” and in doing so the Police send the implicit message “we are all like this and would have done the same thing s/he did”.