Cops Caught On Video is NOT just about exposing bad officers, we also post stories about police officers who are everyday heroes. We truly understand that being a law enforcement officer in today’s world is no small task, inner city officers in cities like Chicago, Detroit, Oakland, New Orleans etc face the worst of the worst on a daily basis and only a properly trained officer with the right mindset can withstand the daily pressures of being a Law Enforcement Officer.
Often grossly underpaid (Detroit Police Officers pay can be as low as $15.50 a hour) police officers often face critical split second decisions that can be the difference between life and death. Cops Caught ON video has been preaching for years that officers need better training, higher pay but the trade off must be true accountability and transparency. We would much rather post good stories then some of the horrible stories we feel we need to expose.
We did a story last year about Officer Nick Novello who serves in the Dallas Police Department, and has for 34 years, Officer Novello accuses that the Dallas P.D. wrongly arrest blacks to fill quotas and warns the national guard may be used in the future. We applauded Officer Novello for the courage to stand up and try to stop this alleged practice.
Now Officer Dominick Izzo is another respected officer who is able to see things from a civilians point of view. As we know many of the laws today’s officers are expected to enforce are draconian and no longer serves a purpose other then to tie up courts, make criminals or jail people for small amounts of Marijuana which turns a otherwise law abiding citizen into a criminal with a record that directly affects their ability to get gainful employment to support their families. The new gallup pole shows Americans support for total legalization for Marijuana is now 61%, 27 states is now medically legal yet despite the will of Americans to end this failed Marijuana policy the war continues.
Officer Izzo has spoken out against this policy stating it serves no purpose and has caught a lot of criticism for speaking out against the issues facing Law Enforcement Officers today. He is speaking out about issues that officers face when having to decide to try to right a wrong, Officers Izzo admits that officers are afraid to speak out due to the retaliation that awaits those that dare buck the thin blue line. These are just a few things Officer Izzo addresses and we could not be happier that Officer Izzo is making a difference for both the citizens of this great country and his fellow officers which is obvious he cares enough about them to help them even if Officer Izzo is no longer a law enforcement officer.
Officer Izzo is offering candid advice for both the citizens of this country and police brass to bridge some of the issues we face in regards to community outreach. We have reached out to Officer Izzo and he welcomes us to help him to make a difference. We would like to thank Officer Izzo for his continued commitment in helping his fellow officers and try to mend fences with common sense approach to being a officer in 2017. We have posted a few videos of Officer Izzo so you can understand what this officer is all about. We hope to work with Officer Izzo in the future and bring you stories of the progress we hope to see with some of the issues we often refer to in our post.