Last week, FBI director James B. Comey voiced his concerns for what he called the “YouTube effect” on modern policing -- the taping of police activities by civilians and the dissemination of these videos over the Internet.
Many police officers echo what Comey said, linking the phenomenon to a drop in morale, recruitment and a rise in violent crime.
Ken Casaday, detective in the Austin Police Department, who’s been at that department for 18 years. He is also president of the Austin Police Association, a police union
John Crank, author of “Understanding Police Culture” (Routledge, 2004) and retired professor at the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Nebraska, Omaha