Hubris – Above The Law
I hate excerpting entire blog posts, but this one at Radley Balko’s place is short and can’t be done justice without the full text:
If you follow with any regularity the police misconduct stories I post on this site, you’re no doubt familiar with the phrase “paid administrative leave.” No matter how serious the alleged misconduct, cops nearly always get paid while they’re being investigated, a period that typically takes months.
But last week Stockton, Utah police officer Johsua Rowell was actually put on unpaid administrative leave.
His transgression? He issued a traffic citation to the son of Stockton Mayor Dan Rydalch.
Go ahead and read the news account linked… It’s as bad as (or worse than) Radley makes it sound.