*not auto related
I was pleased to read in my local newspaper today that a police officer may actually be charged for a crime he committed! In Vancouver, British Columbia (near my hometown), a police officer pushed a disabled woman to the ground in June of last year. He and the two officers he was walking with just walked away, and didn't help her. (see video; the victim is wearing red)
After a three month investigation, the crown counsel approved an assault charge. I have to say that I'm impressed, because I thought the charge would not be approved. Even though it's clearly obvious that the officer assaulted the woman, he was claiming she posed a threat by walking to his side, and put herself in a place where she could grab his gun (which is bullsh*t of course).
Too many situations like this go unchallenged, and it's lucky that there was video footage to aid the legal process. Now let's hope the charge sticks!
Since most of my viewers won't be familiar with this particular incident, I'm interested on hearing some opinions regarding police being held accountable for their actions.