Cop caught stealing on video camera - and let off
Ian Wishart reports that senior Police Officer Darren Buist was caught on video camera stealing from Mitre 10, but although the store owner trespassed him, police let him off as the offending "did not meet the criminal threshold". That’s the same line recently used by Police National Headquarters to defend their decision not to prosecute Assistant Commissioner Rob Pope for perjury, despite finding his actions were wrong.
Instead the cop was counseled for the " unwiseness of his actions", which in non-police speak means "you were a dick to get caught". Furthermore, Police actively discouraged and intimidated the store owners from pressing charges.
So does that mean that a person caught breaking the law and is deemed not to meet the criminal threshold, is thus deemed because of where he works, rather than because of a law he broke? Sounds like it to me.