Power Trip

I Was a Cop for 18 Years. I Witnessed and Participated in Abuses of Power.

The corruption, violence, and petty cruelty on display left me with PTSD

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II am frequently asked why I became a cop, but I never seem to have a satisfactory answer. I was an only child in a single-parent home and was relatively quiet and introverted…