Recruitment of Bad Cops Shows How Misconduct is Deeper Than a Few Bad Apples

The Brevard, Florida, chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police extended an invitation of employment over the weekend to various officers who have been charged with using excessive force amid the national protests sparked by the police killing of George Floyd. The chapter’s president, Bert Gamin, is a veteran of the Melbourne Police Department and the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.

“We are hiring in Florida,” the invitation said. “Plus…we got your back!”

The invitation was extended to the six Atlanta police officers who were charged with aggravated assault, battery, and criminal damage after brutalizing Messiah Young and Taniyah Pilgrim,

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