Some of Baltimore's "first responders" making their serving-and-protecting rounds recently jumped out of their car and murdered a man by picking him up over their heads and dropping him to the cement head first. Their initial "defense" was that he supposedly deserved what he got since he had drugs in his system and, anyway, that's what killed him. The coroner has found otherwise — that he died from blunt force trauma, broken ribs, a lacerated spleen, and worse. The death has been ruled a homicide.
Question: If you and a few pals did this to someone, would your employer give you a paid vacation (a.k.a. "paid leave")? Would you be defended by labor unions and by people within the local government? Would they lie for you about the cause of death? No? I guess you're not a cop then.