The more important story of this blog is the routine policy of trying to cover things up by the police. I have seen this over and over again in the past five years. In the Dave Cox story, the Corvallis Police knew he was an anomaly with his drunk driving arrest record and chose to cover it up by calling him a hero. Cox was continually praised for his efforts to take dui drivers off of the road. They had to have known that his statistics were way out of the norm and chose to ignore it.
The biggest case detailed here so far was that of Jim Crain. He had the entire Corvallis police department scared stiff thinking that he was going to sue them for some sort of discrimination because he is supposedly part Native American. All the while Crain was piling up thousands of pages of internal investigations detailing his misconduct. Most of the investigations were termed "unfounded". No one bothered to take a step back and look at the totality of the circumstances or they knew it but just did not care.
Now, we have Anthony, literally caught with his pants down on film. This appears to have been going on for months, if not close to a year, and every indication is that the Albany police knew about this. Where are the demands for integrity from an agency? It seems that individual officer's are required to sign a code of conduct, maybe it is time for some sort of agency certification. If the agency fails the citizens then maybe it should not be an agency any longer.