'Police officers in those times no doubt had flaws of many kinds. But I do not think a man who was actually known among his colleagues for his taste for violent pornography and drugs would have been hired, or retained, until quite recently.
Because the police force upheld laws which also had something to do with the moral order we used to have here. Police constables did not just enforce the laws against violence, theft and disorder. They believed in them, and so did the public who were their friends.
Now the police enforce an entirely new code, which often seems to be mainly concerned with politics. The streets stink of marijuana. Vandalism, burglary, car theft and general disorder proceed unhampered.'
Moral order? Don't make me laugh... Read anything about how the cops have attacked protest movements, working class, ethnic minorities etc and you always hear stories of sexual abuse, verbal & physical directed towards women. It long predates the wide availability of internet porn, and clearly indicates conscious, deliberate use of sexual violence as a tool of repression. This article makes a good summary, going back to the formation of the police in the 19th century:
Or read about the treatment of the suffragettes, esp the events of Black Friday, 1910:
'Groups approaching Parliament Square were met at the Westminster Abbey entrance to the square by groups of bystanders, who manhandled the women. As they moved past the men, the suffragettes were met by lines of policemen who, instead of arresting them, subjected them to violence and insults, much of which was sexual in nature. The demonstration continued for six hours; police beat women attempting to enter parliament, then threw them into the crowds of onlookers, where they were subjected to further assaults. Many of the suffragettes considered that the crowds of men who also assaulted them were plain clothes policemen. Caxton Hall was used throughout the day as a medical post for suffragettes injured in the demonstration. Sylvia Pankhurst recorded that "We saw the women go out and return exhausted, with black eyes, bleeding noses, bruises, sprains and dislocations. The cry went round: 'Be careful; they are dragging women down the side streets!' We knew this always meant greater ill-usage." One of those taken down a side street was Rosa May Billinghurst, a disabled suffragette who campaigned from a wheelchair. Police pushed her into a side road, assaulted her and stole the valves from the wheels, leaving her stranded. The historian Harold Smith writes "it appeared to witnesses as well as the victims that the police had intentionally attempted to subject the women to sexual humiliation in a public setting to teach them a lesson".
When members of the conciliation committee heard the stories of the demonstrators' maltreatment, they demanded a public inquiry, which was rejected by Churchill. The committee's secretary—the journalist Henry Brailsford—and the psychotherapist Jessie Murray collected 135 statements from demonstrators, nearly all of which described acts of violence against the women; 29 of the statements also included details of violence that included indecency. The memorandum they published summarised their findings:
The action of which the most frequent complaint is made is variously described as twisting round, pinching, screwing, nipping, or wringing the breast. This was often done in the most public way so as to inflict the utmost humiliation. Not only was it an offence against decency; it caused in many cases intense pain ... The language used by some of the police while performing this action proves that it was consciously sensual.
A woman, who gave her name as Miss H, stated that "One policeman ... put his arm round me and seized my left breast, nipping it and wringing it very painfully, saying as he did so, 'You have been wanting this for a long time, haven't you'"; the American suffragette Elisabeth Freeman reported that a policeman grasped her thigh. She stated "I demanded that he should cease doing such a hateful action to a woman. He said, 'Oh, my old dear, I can grip you wherever I like to-day'"; and another said "the policeman who tried to move me on did so by pushing his knees in between me from behind, with the deliberate intention of attacking my sex". ' - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Friday_(1910)
Having that kind of power over people is guaranteed to lead to sadism and attract the kind of sociopath who enjoys violating other peoples' boundaries with impunity. It's not an accident or a case of a few 'bad apples', it's how the system works and is tacitly endorsed if not actively encouraged.