Former Police Officer Says He Left Force Because Of Little Support From Society, Being Blamed As The Problem

Aaron says he was planning to be a police officer for 25 years but left the force after just 16 years because he felt like “it was no longer worth it.” “Society has changed, turned their backs on police,” Aaron says. “Incidents like George Floyd and a multitude of other incidents happened, and it became this overwhelming weight where you’re, literally, damned if you do, damned if you don’t.” In the video above, Aaron describes what happened that he says made him decide to leave the police force. On Wednesday’s episode of Dr. Phil, "United States of Emergency: The Violence Epidemic," Dr. Phil discusses the rise of violent crime across the United States. Hear from a woman who says she was pistol-whipped, shot in the face, and left for dead during an attempted carjacking. Plus, a current police officer and a lawyer and criminal reform policy advisor share what they believe to be the solution to the violent crime epidemic. Check local listings to see where you can watch. TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Have a story in the news?