The police are in a tough spot. They seem to be constantly under the guns of political correctness.
The papers carry an unending stream of stories claiming discriminatory misconduct. A few of these stories are true. Most aren't.
Usually, though, it doesn't matter. The media show little interest in finding out whether the cops were, in fact, wrong.
Reporters convict by innuendo, instead of evidence, but that's a privilege of being a reporter.
Now, if I were a cop, and reporters actually made an effort to learn their subject and find out whether they were right, I'd be content. A neutral and competent press would be no problem. But …