How can we expect the American Public to have respect for the law, to see ourselves as a nation of laws, when those we should hold to the very highest of standards are given such preferential treatment – hardly even a slap on the wrist, for what would amount to kidnapping and forced oral copulation if a citizen did it.
He should have been made an example out of.
In fact he was.
Chief U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson has sentenced former Sorrento Police Chief Earl Theriot Jr. to probation with no jail time after he lied to the FBI about an alleged sexual assault of a woman under arrest. Theriot will have to pay just $2,500. No state charges have been brought thus far against Theriot for the alleged assault of the 42-year-old woman who was arrested for public intoxication.
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