The Badge — Cops make decisions that affect people's lives
The relationship between the media and law enforcement is often adversarial. Reporters appear to seek the sensational elements of a crime story, often to the detriment of the police, and officers tend to be uncooperative with journalists they seem to instinctively mistrust.
San Francisco Chronicle
Officer Pete Shields grabs his keys and his gear bag. He gets behind the wheel of a patrol car. He logs in to the mobile data terminal - which looks like a laptop mounted on the center console - and heads out.