The physical fitness of police officers is found to be a contributing factor for the frequent use of a firearm; most police officers are out of shape. Although the exact percentage of shooting due to that factor is unknown, it is however not uncommon to see a police officer use his/her weapon to shoot instead of running to apprehend the individual. That problem alone not only justifies extending the duration of the training for new recruits but also to increase frequent mental and physical fitness evaluation of officers on the beat.
To serve and protect is gibberish in blacks’ community; they are regularly harassed by police officers, antagonized, brutalized, framed, civil rights violated, arrested on bogus charges or killed. Forgive them all if they don’t buy into the “to serve and protect” slogan!