Professional Courtesy


Broward County, Florida, sheriff's deputies have been called "scoundrels" by representatives of the Police Benevolent Association in the law enforcement union's newsletter. Were the officers caught beating a suspect? Racially profiling motorists? Sleeping on duty? No, they ticketed an officer from another department on suspicion of driving under the influence after they saw her weaving and running a red light. PBA officials said the Broward sheriff's officers violated the "professional courtesy" law enforcement officials are supposed to show one another. That officer later pleaded guilty to the lesser offense of reckless driving.