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The Police Officers’ Bill of Rights Creates a Double Standard

By Paul Butler & Campaign Zero

Insight: When I was a prosecutor, nothing made a police officer angrier than being treated like a suspect. If we prosecutors asked the officer too many questions about how he obtained evidence or if we questioned his credibility in any way, he would catch an attitude. “Don’t treat me like a suspect” communicated that officer’s belief that he didn’t have to follow the same rules as the citizens he serves and protects. The Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights makes that double standard the law in 14 states.

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