Officer Herrera Goes Public”

Consider the CBS news article, “Officer Herrera Goes Public”, you reviewed on the corruption that took place within the Chicago Police Department’s Special Operations Section as well as the other module resources and readings. How would you describe Herrera’s justification of his actions in relation to the “cognitive rationalizations” presented in the Focus on Ethics: Rethinking Ethics in Law Enforcement article?

What factors seemed to motivate or encourage the unethical behaviors? What do you consider to be the root cause of the behavior?