The SCOTUS has made rulings that would make you question what the duties of cops are.
PoliceOne Analysis: 12 Supreme Court cases affecting cops
https://www.policeone.com/legal/articles/50804006-How-SCOTUS-impacted-policing-in-2015/ How SCOTUS impacted policing in 2015
“Warren v. District of Columbia (444 A.2d. 1, D.C. Ct. of Ap. 1981) is an oft-quoted District of Columbia Court of Appeals case that held that the police did not owe a specific duty to provide police services to the plaintiffs based on the public duty doctrine.”
SCOTUS found cops can violate your Fourth Amendment “if they are ignorant of the law”.
“In a blow to the constitutional rights of citizens, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 8-1 in Heien v. State of North Carolina that police officers are permitted to violate American citizens’ Fourth Amendment rights if the violation results from a “reasonable” mistake about the law on the part of police. ”
And Supreme Court Rules Police DO NOT Need A Warrant To Search Your Home http://www.mintpressnews.com/supreme-court-rules-police-do-not-need-a-warrant-to-search-your-home/206199/
How the Supreme Court Made It Legal for Cops to Pull You Over for Just About Anything (for even hanging an air freshener)