A cop is found passed out drunk in his patrol car. The police decide not to do a blood alcohol check, so he gets away with it. His blood alcohol was 5 times the legal limit, but because police did not follow procedure, the results of the test can’t be used in court. The supervisor who made the call is being allowed to retire without penalty.

The police chief claims it is not a cover up. Police know what needs to be done to make a case stick. Procedure was not followed, and this prevented charges from being filed. Officers didn’t even inform their own police department for over 9 months. This appears to have been done deliberately as a way to keep the ‘blue wall of silence’ intact.

If there is indeed no cover up, each officer who failed to report this crime should be terminated.

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