10 Days

A Dallas police detective receives 10-day suspension for lying to the cops and filing a false report. If one of Us had done it, we would have been criminally charged with a Class B Misdemeanor:

§ 37.08. FALSE REPORT TO PEACE OFFICER OR LAW ENFORCEMENT 
EMPLOYEE.  (a) A person commits an offense if, with intent to 
deceive, he knowingly makes a false statement that is material to a 
criminal investigation and makes the statement to:
		(1)  a peace officer conducting the investigation;  or                        
		(2)  any employee of a law enforcement agency that is 
authorized by the agency to conduct the investigation and that the 
actor knows is conducting the investigation.
	(b)  In this section, "law enforcement agency" has the 
meaning assigned by Article 59.01, Code of Criminal Procedure.
	(c)  An offense under this section is a Class B misdemeanor.

Not a slap on the wrist.  Criminal charges, with a $2,000 fine and/or 180 days in jail.

For cops, who we rely on to testify in court all the time?  A detective, no less, who leads the investigations?  Give him an week off to think about what he’s done (and how to get away with it next time.)  After all, he was just trying to falsely put another citizen in jail, no harm no foul, amirite?

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