The problem is not as simple as making this a hate crime and suddenly the anger and distrust of police vanishes. Police are agents of the state and are not held accountable to the same standards as private citizens. Crimes against the state are a symptom of a larger issue. That issue is the division of the state from the people. The state is held to a different standard, the state punishes private citizens for "crimes" but let's its own walk free. Police that kill and fired for being unfit for duty are then rehired because the unions get bad cops their jobs back.