Here’s something you don’t see everyday:
A jury on Monday found a former Minneapolis police officer guilty of a felony for kicking a man in the face during a domestic violence call.
Christopher Reiter was found guilty of third-degree assault for severely injuring a domestic assault suspect in May 2016 while the suspect was on his hands and knees, causing a brain injury.
A law enforcer was actually found guilty for using excessive force. Talk about an isolated incident!
I’m not sure if this decision is the beginning of a change in the culture where law enforcers are no longer seen are heroes but as the regular, fallible human being they are. It seems like there has been a slow shift in that direction, especially with all of the videos of cops behaving badly becoming available. Then again, this decision could also be a fluke. The cynic in me says that this decision was a fluke while the optimist in me hopes that this is the beginning of a shift in the culture.