Archive for October 21st, 2010

“I Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Convictions!”

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

  What’s wrong with this picture…besides the macho "top gun" stuff?


Local Officers Honored as "Top Guns" for DUI Arrests

York, PA.  Oct. 20 – Local law enforcement officers will be honored for taking more than 380 impaired drivers off York roads last year.

The Pennsylvania Driving Under the Influence Association will honor 48 officers statewide with 2010 DUI Top Gun Awards…

"We are taking this opportunity to honor those officers in Pennsylvania who were leaders during 2009 in either making DUI arrests or conducting drug influence evaluations on impaired drivers," C. Stephen Erni, executive director of the Pennsylvania DUI Association, said…


So….why are cops being given awards for making arrests — rather than for arrests resulting in convictions?  (For a discussion of the problem, see my earlier post Officers Rewarded for Arrests – Not Convictions.)
 

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