posted on Sep, 13 2014 @ 11:11 AM
originally posted by: kicked
A good start, but that's only tampering with evidence when the real issue is unjustified assault and murder by LEO's.
Admittedly it's been a while back, but I saw first-hand how that thin blue line puts LEOs that want to do the right thing in a difficult and stressful
position. I was there for every day that the state trooper that t-boned my twin brother and killed him stood trial. At times it was difficult to
believe the men in uniform on our side of the courtroom were part of the same organization as those on the other side of the courtroom.
I will never forget the officer that called to tell me. You could not have asked for a more sincere or heartfelt way of getting the bad news. The
last thing he said was, "I assure you that this will
get a thorough investigation." They were true to their word. The investigator from the
state police was the one that measured the yaw marks on the highway and by his calculations the trooper that killed my brother was going ~125mph when
he took his foot off the gas. By the time he hit my brother he was doing ~95mph with no lights or siren activated.
An officer for the city that was off duty and motorcycle riding with a relative had just driven through the intersection and saw the impact in his
mirror. He was the one that turned around and ran to my brother's Jeep to check for a pulse because he could see that the car was leaking gas. It
was too late, he was dead but I will always be in his debt.
He went through H*ll at the trial, but gave his testimony anyway, that took real courage for a man not far from retirement.
In the end it was a verdict or 4 years prison for reckless homicide and 2 years for false reporting. He wound up serving 9 months prison time and 2
or 3 weeks in the safe house, but you have to be thankful for what you can. Unlike a lot of other cases, this time the trooper didn't just walk
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