No one is above the law
As children, one of the first things we are taught is to follow the rules. How many times have you told your infant not to eat something, not to pull on mommy’s necklace, or not to throw their food? I’m willing to be it’s constant.
Whether they dictate what not to eat or when to sleep, community rules help to make order out of chaos. Of course, as we grow older adults stop putting us in corners for our mistakes, but following rules never stops being a part of our daily lives; we just call them laws.
From wearing a seat belt to completely stopping at a stop sign, no law is small or insignificant enough to be ignored… according to law enforcement, that is. But what about when they’re off the clock?
It’s an unfortunate fact that some officials let the power go to their head and. Although these individuals would enforce a law while on duty, they think that they’re above them when they’re not working! However, with these noble police officers, rest assured… No one is above the law.
These stories of cops holding other cops accountable for their reckless actions will give you faith that — although it can seem broken — sometimes, the system actually works!
Cops Against Drunk Cops?
I always had a thing against drunk drivers when I was a policeman. Found out pretty quick that cops made up a high percentage of offenders (late 1970s) and I was pretty quickly ostracized after locking a few of them up. (booyongdave)
No one is above the law
A friend’s father was the Commander of the local State Police Post. He lived by a railroad track that had been out of use for several decades yet there was still a stop sign at the crossing by his house. Everyone knew this sign was obsolete and no one stopped for it. He was pulled over by a local town police officer and issued a ticket for running the stop sign. Officer told my friends father, “just because you are a state patrolman doesn’t give you the right to run this stop sign”.
A couple days later, friends father was going to lunch in his state cruiser and the town officer speeds by him in his town cruiser. State Trooper pulls him over and gives him a speeding ticket. Friends father tells him “just because you are a town cop and driving a police car doesn’t give you the right to speed and break the law when you are not responding to a call”. (grndesl)
Just be cool
Yes. Nothing scandalous or anything. It was something basic that I would not typically ticket for. I think failing to stop when entering a public road from a business or something.
Anyway, the individual immediately pulled out some out of state law enforcement ID instead of his license. I had to awkwardly tell him to provide the license, insurance, registration and he went on about his years of service in whatever state.
The rest of the stop went as usual, once I could get him to provide the documentation. I ran his information and served him a citation. It drives me crazy when people try and pull the LEO card. Just, be cool. He must have plead guilty and paid it, though, because I had no further involvement. (Jooguns)