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friendly_iconoclast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-15-07 08:00 PM
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Repost: Deputy Honored By MADD Wrongly Jailed Dozens For DUI
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Deputy Honored By MADD Wrongly Jailed Dozens For DUI

<snip> TAMPA - Daniel Brock won high praise for jailing impaired motorists. Mothers Against Drunk Driving honored him. So did his bosses. But one of Hillsborough County's most aggressive DUI deputies may have wrongly sent dozens of people to jail, the Sheriff's Office acknowledged Thursday. The agency fired Brock on May 24. In one year, Brock arrested 58 people whose blood-alcohol content was below 0.08, the level at which state law presumes a driver is impaired, an internal affairs audit showed. "I don't prescribe to the theory that somehow you have to be 0.08 to be drunk or impaired, " Brock, 38, told investigators. <snip> Repeatedly, investigators found Brock reported failures in field sobriety tests when his patrol car video camera documented the opposite. He wrote, for instance, that a driver on Oct. 25, 2005, lost balance while turning. The video of the encounter showed that wasn't the case. The driver blew a 0.01 in the breath test but was arrested anyway. more....


Read the article, it's even more enraging:
http://www.sptimes.com/2007/06/15/Hillsborough/DUI_depu...




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indepat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-15-07 08:28 PM
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1. Why the hell did it take so long. May all falsely charged get mucho settlements as a reminder
to local citizenry of the true cost of corrupt law enforcement personnel.
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jeff30997 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-15-07 08:56 PM
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2. What else can you expect from an extremist group?
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Tandalayo_Scheisskopf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-15-07 09:13 PM
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3. Extremist?
Yup. Lots of people who were(or still are) in the WCTU are controlling MADD. Took it over after Candy Lightner left.
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-17-07 12:52 PM
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4. I believe it. The injustice system is out of control! k&r
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