Monday, December 21, 2009

Cops Don't Have to Obey the Law, Do They?

And not those silly drunk driving laws, certainly. Off-duty Lockport cop charged in fatal Stevenson crash - Chicago Breaking News

Seriously, when a cop is the victim of crime, the standards of punishment are higher. So what about when a cop is committing a crime?
Cook County prosecutors this evening announced drunk driving and reckless homicide charges against a veteran Lockport police officer who was involved in an accident on the Stevenson Expressway Sunday that killed an immigrant from Vietnam driving home from his second job.

Ed Stapinski, 34, was charged with one count of reckless homicide and one county of aggravated driving under the influence, said Andrew Conklin, a spokesman for the Cook County state's attorney's office.
Man K. Wong was killed when Stapinski's car crossed the median on an interstate highway and veered into oncoming traffic.

Everyone deserves their day in court, but if he is guilty, should that fact that he is supposed to enforce the DUI laws be an issue?

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