Consequences for decisions may send message about trust
To the Editor,
I find it very interesting and hard to believe that “McCrate was somber throughout his interactions with Tecumseh officers,” as stated at the end of the article dated March 2, 2010, and named “TPD probes deputy’s OWI arrest” on the front page of the Daily Telegram.
How does that happen? The officer blew .19, which is more than twice the legal limit just 90 minutes earlier. If anything, it seems like he would be more intoxicated than completely sober during their investigation. I find it to be amazing, verging on a miracle, that he would be completely sober during their investigation.
Both officers are lucky that no one was hurt or killed. If that were me, I would have never had a chance to retrieve my vehicle. I would have been arrested on the spot and taken straight to jail. You can’t drive your vehicle from jail unless it is in a dream.
If the facts in the article are true, I hope both officers get what they got coming to them for being hypocrites, displaying double standards, not following procedures, and endangering public safety. I would like to see them stripped of their badges, fired without benefits, and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
It really makes you wonder how often this type of behavior takes place? I’m sure this type of thing or worse happens more often than most people would like to believe by those given the privilege to protect and serve. This type of behavior and cover-up is sickening and makes it hard to trust law enforcement as a whole!
I hope the truth comes out and those involved in any wrongdoing get what’s coming to them for abusing and misusing their positions of authority. That way it sends a clear message to those thinking about or currently misusing the trust given them by society.
I’m not referring to everyone in law enforcement. There are good people in law enforcement doing a difficult and dangerous job. However, this type of questionable behavior sheds a bad light on those trying to do the right thing day in and day out.