Would it not be great, if Indy could become such a forum? I mean, in the afformentioned string, CatWoman succeeded in hitting the nail on the head several times, pointing out that "I was there" was in real need of therapy of some sort, that perhaps recognizing and confessing to his mistake might be the doorway to real healing.
As a former cop, with many years of high stress experience, I do understand the need for the officer to cover his ass with bland statements like "I would do it again," and to protect his ego and his job by creating some imaginary bogey man with the strength of ten, to somehow justify the killing. I feel his pain. I have been very close to his shoes a number of times. Fortunately for me, I chose the "protect" part of my oath over the self preserving need to kill all threats. When I think of the number of persons I could have killed, I am very glad that I no longer am faced with the challenge that these guys face.
I also understand the need for all cops (this includes DAs and any cop wannabes) to "circle the wagons" when one of their own is threatenned. This is the reason that DAs and their stepchild the grand jury are of no use when it comes to investigation of murder by cop.
This makes it doubly important for the killers, who are being reinforced by the system, to recognize that in the end, they must be able to live with themselves. To do this, they must recognize the mistake, face it, face the possible loss of their livelihoods, or face the loss of their soul. The soul will, in the long run, be much more important to the quality of their future life.
Finally, "I was there," so was I. Being "there" does not excuse your crime.
I have also reviewed all of the attempts to marginalize the victim which your managers call "incident reports" ( a truly sorry lot of reports, I might add), and I call foul! That you are unwilling, or unable, to admit to your sins, is no reason to reach back to the juvenile non-record of your victim, in an attempt to bury your mistake in some imaginary fault of the victim. That is unacceptable. Shame on your handlers!