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What’s it like to know a bad cop?

Here’s a phrase that makes everyone uncomfortable: bad cop!

Citizens feel vulnerable, officials are stressed about the possibility and some law enforcement personnel will deny they exist. And while most jurisdictions can be trusted unconditionally, bad cops are a reality. There are police who steal, some who threaten and some who unjustifiably even kill.

We know that no matter how uncommon, it does happen. But what do other cops have to say about badge wearers who break the law?

Paul Penzone was a part of the Phoenix Police Department for over 20 years and has some surprising answers to the question, “What’s it like knowing a bad cop?”