Intoxicated Police and the Law

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grumpydigger
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Re: Intoxicated Police and the Law

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by the law enforcement's own rules, .05% the officers should not have to even look intoxicated or act intoxicated but still be legally impaired......and doing their job legally impaired should not be allowed...........

It should not matter that they're not driving a vehicle, they are still legally impaired by their own standards........

But of course like Monty the killer Mountie they can still have a couple drinks after an accident or arrest and get away with it in a court of law :200:
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Re: Intoxicated Police and the Law

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Well first you have to identify the circumstances, then you have to look at the behavior and define "uphold the law".

1) Is the cop seeing someone drinking in public or is he witnessing someone being raped? Clearly in one situation we would see it is more acceptable for the officer to intervene.

2) Did the officer call the police and remain as a witness, or did the officer perform some kind of behavior analogous to an arrest. Again, the two are very different.

3) How drunk was the officer?

All very important questions. I'm not sure what the actual rules are.
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Re: Intoxicated Police and the Law

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[*]how good is an officer's testimony in a court of law, when it can be proven that the officer was legally intoxicated at the time..........

[*]does he have to be stumbling drunk before it is not accepted or does the defense just have to prove any level of impairment .........

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