Because THEY don’t pay the cost. We do! Taxpayers pay for the liability insurance that covers every city cop, sheriff, federal special agent, or government that operates. Even when they charge us fees and fines, we pay for these systems to operate. It doesn’t cost them anything. It costs us EVERYTHING. Until the people who make decisions to keep and pay these people for misconduct, crimes, and murder…nothing will every happen.
If people sued the officials, even if they still win, the fear and discomfort of losing your job, your freedom, or your salary will make these decision makers think long and hard about condoning police rule breaking, violations, and murder due to excessive/undue force.