“We want to be consistent and show no favoritism,” [Marion Police Chief Harry] Daugherty says. “If my people have a reason to be speeding, I will excuse them. On the other hand, if they don’t have a reason, I won’t. (Otherwise), I wouldn’t be able to sleep at night if I didn’t.”Touching sentiment, chief. Too bad the rest of us don't get a review:
Cedar Rapids Police Chief Greg Graham reports that the enforcement cameras had snapped photos of 26 Cedar Rapids police cars speeding or running red lights as of last week.The enforcers get to enforce themselves and deem whether they get a ticket. Will a common citizen get the same opportunity?
No, these photos don’t immediately end up being tossed aside, the chief says.
Upon review, Graham reports:
Five of the potential violations were deemed not to be violations; officers were operating in “legitimate” fashion. For instance, they were tailing a speeder at the speeder’s speed.
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