You are absolutely right, Huey!!
Because at the LOCAL level ... it was the Mayor (that was voted into office by the people .... or, probably more aptly by the people that didn't bother to vote!! ) that appointed the police chief .... who's responsible for hiring the police in that department ,,, who are participating in this corruption scandal.
We need to make sure WE are electing public officials at ALL levels of government ... including mayors, city council members, the judges that rule over our justice system, the city commissioners that decide how our tax money is spent and what our neighborhoods look like, school board members that govern the education of our children, and every other aspect of how our everyday lives are affected by politics and government!!
We at least need to care about ourselves enough to learn how to take care of ourselves. But these days ... everybody just seems to want to "get over." Which is why we haven't gotten very far in the past 50 years.