yesterday it was in the news that a police officer in a nearby town was being charged with drunk driving.
that is sad and it is not the right thing that happened.
the right thing that happened is that when the police in that town pulled him over for driving erratically and they realized he was one of their own, they immediately called the state police, who responded to the scene and who are conducting the criminal investigation.
they maybe could have let him off. they maybe could have covered it up.
but they didn't. they handed it over to the staties from word one and it cheers me up to find an example of a police department behaving properly, with respect for the law and concern for avoiding both conflict of interest and appearance of conflict of interest.