March 3, 2008 By Wallin & Klarich

Do you assume that a cop must be telling the truth or must be abiding by all of the laws just because they are a cop? This is certainly not the case! Time and time again we see cops who do not follow the laws that they took an oath to uphold and in turn violate the constitutional rights that every single American has! They do it for a variety of reasons including: to get a conviction, because they are corrupt, etc. Nonetheless, for whatever reason that cops do not follow the law, it does not make it right!

A recent example of cops breaking the law would be the notorious Rampart division of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). The corruption scandal involving the Rampart division as well as recent misconduct by other LAPD officers has resulted in a recent mandate by the Los Angles Police Commission. The mandate requires hundreds of narcotic and anti-gang officers to disclose detailed information about their personal finances.

Another recent example is the scandal involving former Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona, who is set to begin trial in Federal Court shortly on a slew of corruption charges. Moreover, there is the scandal involving actor Mel Gibson’s recent DUI arrest, in which Los Angeles County Sheriff Deputies allegedly gave him preferential treatment. The list goes on and on.

What these recent examples of misconduct by law enforcement illustrate is that cops are not always perfect and regularly break the law. If you or a loved one have recently been arrested or are being investigated by the cops, call Wallin & Klarich immediately! Wallin & Klarich has been in the business of helping people with their criminal matters in their time of need for over 30 years. A qualified criminal defense attorney from the firm will be able to evaluate your case immediately to see if the cops are not following the law and thus infringing on the fundamental constitutional rights of you or a loved one!

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