criminaljusticereform said: I just read your comment about police needing to personally pay the civil judgments against them when they are found guilty of misconduct. I am sympathetic to that view, but I wonder if you have thoughts on a countervailing concern: if a bad cop is personally liable for the judgment, how will the victim ever collect? Cops generally don't have deep pockets. At least if the cop's union or city picks up the tab, the abused citizen will be sure of being paid. Thanks for your thoughts.
Perhaps a monthly payment schedule, as happens sometimes, or wage garnishment, or perhaps the guilty party should be required to borrow the money and pay it back, like a mortgage. Regardless, there are plenty of ways to make this happen, as the same situation occurs with non-cops, so I don’t think this should be considered a damning objection to the proposal.