Editorial: When policing gets personal, violence can follow

Philadelphia Daily News

PHILADELPHIA — Cops are human, and the natural impulse to help a family member can put them in situations in which they're tempted to use their badge or gun in a personal dispute. And that can lead to trouble.

The weekend incident involving Sgt. Frank Tepper is at least the fourth case in the past two years of an officer allegedly abusing his authority in a personal matter.

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