Police union amassed power over decades, now facing changes

Supporters of Staff Inspector Joseph Bologna gather outside the 15th Police District on June 8, 2020. He faces aggravated assault and other charges stemming from a series of viral videos that emerged depicting him beating a Temple University student and other protestors during demonstrations. In big cities like Philadelphia, outrage over episodes of police misconduct are met with promises from political leaders to achieve meaningful reform. The May 25 death of Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police has led to a rare instance of broad political agreement: Something has to change this time.