Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Don't Give a Cop a Parking Ticket...

You might be arrested. Arrest for ticketing cop's car nets traffic aide more than $1 million

Apparently the cop in question (four cops were named in the civil-rights-violation-lawsuit along with the City of Chicago) didn't think the parking laws applied to him.
She was a supervisor for the Traffic Management Authority under the city of Chicago's Office of Emergency Management and Communications on May 18, 2006, when she was arrested after she refused to rescind a parking ticket issued by one of her subordinates on Officer Reid’s private car, the release said. She was injured during the arrest and was held at the police station.
Arrested, but never charged. (Can you say "intimidation?")

The issues were "false arrest, false imprisonment, battery, civil conspiracy and intentional infliction of emotional distress."

So why is it that cops don't think the laws apply to them? And how often do they A) get the tickets "fixed" and B) get away with abusing their authority?

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