Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Means "Who Polices the Police?"

From the AP via the Houston Chronicle:

Sheriff's deputy pulls over his wife on DUI charge

Charlotte Moore, 36, a jail deputy and 11-year veteran, was driving her 2004 Pontiac Grand Am when she was pulled over by her husband, Elko County Sheriff's Deputy Mike Moore, a police report said.

She allegedly left before being administered a portable breathalyzer test, the Elko Daily Free Press reported.

Mike Moore pulled her over again and called the Elko Police Department for backup. He left shortly after officer Shane Daz arrived. Elko Police Department Sgt. Mark Butterfield also was on scene.

More here.

So usually I use these Quis Custodiet posts to rail away on police misconduct and how cops protect each other from the law they're supposed to enforce, but I've got to give credit where it's due. How many times have you seen a cop turn on his rolling flashers in order to run a red light, only to turn them off once he's through the intersection, obviously not headed to bust some crime in progress? Well, here's one moving violation that the cop didn't get away with. Good work. Although something tells me it all probably has more to do with this couple's domestic situation than it does with doing the right thing.

But what the hell, I'll take it.