posted on Apr, 4 2004 @ 01:32 PM
Police Benevolent Association president Jeff Frayler said Thursday it has been union policy to discourage Suffolk police officers from issuing tickets
to fellow officers, regardless of where they work.
"Police officers have discretion whenever they stop anyone, but they should particularly extend that courtesy in the case of other police officers
and their families," Frayler said in a brief telephone interview Thursday. "It is a professional courtesy."
Frayler's comments echo views expressed in the spring union newsletter, in which treasurer Bill Mauck exhorts "you don't summons another cop" and
says that when officers decline to cite each other, "the emotion you feel should be that of joy."
i don't know about the rest of you, but i find this absolutely appalling. I am not too sure what the Police Benevolent Association is, but by its
name i imagine they are professing themselves to be doing good for police or in the name of police. doesn't sound good to me.
wouldn't a policy of professional courtesy as they describe it require that police let anyone go if they are on the job or on the way to it? the idea
of this policy is bad enough, but what really disgusts me is the fact that the PBA is publicy endorsing it like they expect the public to accept it.
and im sure they will
[Edited on 4-4-2004 by dunkleskates]