Or he could be the latest scapegoat being framed to cover for malicious intent and general not giving a dam about keeping things safe because it is easier to ignore their responsabilities they hold.
I just don't automatically believe the government's narrative anymore without a doubt when it comes to stuff like this. Considering how often they later get exposed as making it all up, lying to cover their asses, or to simply ruin someone they don't like for whatever reason.
For example the deep south used to be almost entirely democrat, which supported slavery and the confederation. While the North for the most part was republican and they supported freeing the slaves and the union of course.
Amazing how time changes political parties eh. My source of course a book "History of the World, Volume 2 The United States. circa 1937, it is quite an enlightening read. As it cover from the end of the civil war up until the early 1930's.
They have no reason to stop abusing their powers to go after people out of spite. the common citizens will make noise but in the end those in charge know their actions will not be held accountable as long as they keep paying off the right people. Be it a literal cash payoff or lip service.
I have to say If some nut decided to start killing dirty cops in Chicago I might actually root for them this time.
The system itself is choosing to be a crime syndicate. They murder, torture, assault, spy on everyone. They steal bribe, coerce, and use protection rackets among other crimes to keep the money rolling in.
They are a state operated and protected Criminal organization. The citizens are more likely to get actual better protection from the local gangs than the boys in blue.