I like this post and agree that the entire department shouldn't be blamed for a few bad apples. The problem is how to eliminate and punish the bad apples that spoil the bunch.
Let's remember that law enforcement around this country protect us and risk their own lives to do so. They also do it for not nearly the money they deserve. With that being said, the consequences brought on by rouge police officers are enormous. Hence, why you have outside investigations.
If Leland is running such a decent department, they should have no problems with WWAY, WECT, or anyone having access to emails and text messages. Who cares about some profanity, or stupid chit chat. What matters is weather or not there is any hints at corruptions or coverups. If that is the case, then there is certainly and issue that needs to be dealt with.
If a police department is run the right way, they should have no problems with a through review from an outside agency. If you have nothing to hide, why hide?
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