......just like the atrocities of Killer/Butcher King major reforms have actually taken place in the police department. Police officers, doctors, nurses, hospital administrators who are employed by the government are being held accountable. Furthermore there far fewer incidents of police officers harrassing, beating, maiming, and/or killing Blacks, Hispanics, and/or otherwise. Although, many of the culprits still work for the LAPD, there roll to violate the rights of anyone who is being stopped has been slowed. Furthermore, video equipment has been installed on many police vehicles, to record any set of events, meaning those police officers who choose to continue such activity will have their actions recorded. It is certain that this has also slowed their roll to continue wrongful acts. The greatest deterent though has been civil lawsuit for damages. Neither the County of Los Angeles, nor the taxpayers have an unlimited supply of money to continue paying out mega-bucks as a result of the atrocities of government. The city or county of Los Angeles will not continue to keep any employee on the payroll who brings such shame, shame in the form of megabucks in damages, being paid for the wrong acts of government employees. Government, like private business entity will eventually amputate this dead weight rather than be forced into bankruptcy, insolvency, etc., etc., brought on by the actions of no good employees.
Michael, government(s) unfortunately doesn't operate like a private entity and oftentimes it takes a Senate Vote (figuratively speaking)or a very well documented slew of complaints to fire a government employee....let alone a police officer.
Now what do you suppose would have happened if Mr Davis had died in lieu of the beating that he sustained? Without Media video coverage?