Cops Among the Worst Speeders

Though this article is about Florida, there is no doubt in my mind that this occurs nationwide. I suppose it should be expected.

Considering that the first rule of any officer is to protect his fellow officer; Does it really make sense to have members of the same agency investigate the crimes of their colleagues?

It’s time to hold police accountable! (below is an editor’s addition to the Sun-Sentinel’s Story)

We’ve all seen it, and now there’s proof: Police officers sworn to uphold our traffic laws are among the worst speeders on South Florida roads.

A three-month Sun Sentinel investigation found almost 800 cops from a dozen agencies driving 90 to 130 mph on our highways.

Many weren’t even on duty — they were commuting to and from work in their take-home patrol cars.

The extent of the problem uncovered by the newspaper shocked South Florida’s police brass. All the agencies started internal investigations.

“Excessive speed,” Margate Police Chief Jerry Blough warned his officers, is a “blatant violation of public trust.”

The evidence came from police SunPass toll records. The Sun Sentinel obtained a year’s worth, hit the highways with a GPS device and figured out how fast the cops were driving based on the distance and time it took to go from one toll plaza to the next.

Speeding cops can kill. Since 2004, Florida officers exceeding the speed limit have caused at least 320 crashes and 19 deaths. Only one officer went to jail — for 60 days.

– LiberT

Read more about the Sun-Sentinel’s four part series (including videos) about Speeding Cops and see the double standard for yourself.


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