Bright Shadows wrote:I'm not saying he shouldn't be arrested in addition to being fired. I'm saying that he shouldn't lose everything he ever had over this and / or be sent to hell, as the people above me appear to have been suggesting. That's overkill, at least in my opinion.
EDIT: You may have read my second post, which is a bit less helpful in backing what I'm saying now. I see that. I was implying more therapy would be a good thing to try, and apparently by itself based on the time off thing. That's not right. I disagree with myself. My FIRST POST, however, was saying what I'm saying now, I think. (If you can't tell, I get confused mid argument a lot.)
Oh, no worries. The thing about arresting him though - I don't think that police officers can have outstanding assault records and stay police officers (I might be wrong about this, of course). If that's the case, arresting him and finding him guilty has the dual benefit of arresting a criminal and
getting him relieved of duty (not in retaliation for his actions, but as a direct consequence of them).
For this reason, I'd really like to see more police officers charged with crimes when they commit them. I realize you aren't disagreeing with that sentiment - I just like to take any opportunity I can to express it.