For various reasons, some local police departments can get into trouble. Burbank is basically working to get an “OK” in regard to its efforts at correcting some problems related to alleged discrimination, sexual harassment and excessive use of force (“Police seek best-practices endorsement to restore public confidence,” Jan. 25).
In addition to seeking national accreditation, they are dealing with outside probes and reviews, and there is a cost factor.
I think the almighty question is: how did we get involved in this mess? It seems to be extremely complicated.
Isn’t there a better way, like perhaps trying to solve these problems in their infancy and not after they’ve matured?