EDITORIAL: Mishandling of off-duty cops abuses public trust

If there were ever any doubts that local law enforcement officers have a double standard when they get into trouble, a Rutherford County Sheriff’s officer’s night of drinking should dispel them.

In fact, the case of now Deputy Mikey Hannah shows that officers, who are sworn to protect the public and should be held and hold themselves to a higher standard, are being held to the lowest standard instead.



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