A terrific post over at Peg Brantley's blog in which Lee Lofland (author of Police Procedure and Investigation, A Guide for Writers), offers an incredibly poignant post about writers writing about cops.
The article begins thus:
"How important is it for writers to be accurate about the cops in their stories? The answer to that question is simple. Be accurate, but don’t go overboard trying to feed unnecessary facts to your readers. They’re not buying your book as a study guide for the police academy."
Read the full deal here.