There are several reasons these type of things happen. The most glaring is the lack of a pay raise in years, a wage that makes it hard to support a family and the economy.
But the most glaring reason is the culture of corruption this county has become, including the police department.
The entire school board was so corrupt, it had to be replaced by the governor. Burrell Ellis is so corrupt he was suspended by the governor. Which leads us to this; When Chief Cedric took the job offered by Burrell Ellis, Cedric knew or came to know one of two things.
The first being maybe he knew what he was stepping into. Maybe Burrell confided in the chief and told him that Wiz Miller had stopped criminal investigations into corrupt officials and police aids in possession of large quantities of marijuana. Maybe he knew Wiz Miller and Assistant Chief Woodard lied to a special grand jury.
Or maybe he didn't know. In that case, he was deceived and lied to by Burrell Ellis. If that's the case, then why is Assistant Chief Woodard still in her position? Why has she not been placed on administrative leave at the very least?
In regards to the punk Officer Miguel, the chief is quoted “This is one individual’s decision to go above the law,”. “Yes, it is embarrassing to us. It’s very disappointing. But we’re not going to let it taint us.”
Your are so right Chief. But it is your individual decision not to suspend Woodard pending the District Attorney's investigation. And every day that passes, you taint us because your actions to date is letting Assistant Chief Woodard be above the law, thus making you an accessory.