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Citizen Tickets Cop: Police Say Nothing Done Wrong

I have the utmost respect for the men and women who work in law enforcement. It is a tough demanding job that quite frankly should pay a hell of a lot more than it does. That being said, just because one is paid to enforce the law doesn’t put one above the law or does it?

The scenario, an officer stops in at a restaurant to pick up a to go meal. The officer parks his marked cruiser in a well marked No Parking Zone. A citizen inside the restaurant notices this and informs the officer of his mistake. The citizen then files a complaint against the officer for breaking the law.  It seems cut and dried right?

If you or I park in a no parking zone we get towed or a ticket. The police department says NO when an officer on duty commits the same offense.According to the police department this is justified under the demands of the job.

I honestly can see both sides of the issue. I think it is a bad example and very bad public relations for an officer to flaunt the law in front of the populace, however I can see the need for the officer to have quick access to his vehicle. Watch the video, get both sides of the issue and then leave a comment please. I think in this case the thin blue line is covered in a lot of gray.

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