Stuff like this makes me think that a lot of police forces just hire any ol' body, sort of like Walmart during the holidays. At least that's the case in Cleveland. The officer who did the drive-by shooting on 12-year-old Tamir Rice had been fired from another local department and had a recent history of emotional issues, largely due to being pussy-whipped by an ex. As for one of the officers pictured above, dude was running robbery rings. From Raw Story:
A judge ruled against Chicago police and ordered them to release a photo that shows two rifle-toting officers kneeling over a black suspect wearing deer antlers.
The Polaroid picture, believed to be taken between 1999 and 2003, was turned over to the city by federal prosecutors after Jerome Finnigan, one of the officers in the photo, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for organizing robberies and home invasions with other cops...
Finnigan told prosecutors that he and McDermott had arrested the man because he had “20 bags of weed,” but neither officer filed an arrest report for the case and they apparently let him go because he did not have a serious criminal background.