Email from a Cop
I was having trouble sleeping so I got up a few hours early made some coffee fired up my computer and found your arrest article on the web. I read all of it except for the transcript.
As a police officer for over twenty five years (five years in vice, intelligence and narcotics) You got my attention. I can honestly say that what happened to you would not of occurred in the central Florida county that I work in. Or should I rephrase that and say I haven't seen it that bad here. It doesn't take a supreme court justice to figure out that You All must have a very stupid prosecutor and a judge that would allow this sort of thing to happen, and allow themselves to become attached to such a violation.
It is unfortunate and I am sorry to say that there probably are many more stories like yours out there waiting to be told. It is my belief that incidents like these can be best dealt with in the manner that you are proceeding, courage, persistence, faith in god and justice. I can only say I am sorry to hear about your treatment and I am embarrassed as a professional LEO. Good Luck with your appeal...You will win in the long run.
I love emails like this one. They give me hope and reaffirm that the
work that we all do is paying off. Maybe not in a huge way that is
always obvious....but in ways like this....where a 25 year veteran of a
police force can look at my case and say "THAT'S WRONG"
I turned him on to LEAP and I hope that they hear from him soon.