Why would a sheriff’s captain caught by the California Highway Patrol in the Cajon Pass twice driving drunk get a free pass and a free ride home from one of their subordinates? I don’t believe the FBI is going to do anything to the sheriff’s department despite claims to the contrary. At least I won’t believe it until it really happens. But if it does happen, this is a perfect example of why it happens. There are too many bad cops being allowed to break the law.
I support the department and the sheriff but this kind of crap makes it really difficult sometimes. Blue privilege, especially blue and brass privilege, is not cool.
Update: I admit I did not write this as clearly as I could have so let me try again.
I am NOT suggesting the FBI would investigate DUI or covering up of same. What I am saying is this is similar to the culture of corruption that occurred in LA County that eventually escalated to the point that the FBI got involved.
In our case the FBI is already here for other reasons. Despite those who think Mahon is going down I don’t believe that to be true. But if he doesn’t clean things up, eventually one of these minor incidents will escalate to something bigger.
All I’m saying is that thE DUI is a symptom of a culture where a select few have become above the law.