Renee Davenport: Let officers – and then judges – do their jobs

02/05/2014 4:46 PM

02/05/2014 4:48 PM

After reading the article in the Saturday Sun-Star I felt compelled to write about the disappointment one must feel when someone in authority tries to use their position in the manner that the story told.

Sgt. Jay Struble is one of the best police officers I have ever met; he does things by the book, always very courteous to all. He showed so much integrity when he followed the law and did not allow anyone to tell him how to do his job. Police Chief Norm Andrade also did his job by backing up his officer and did not let anyone interfere with the process of the law. The explanation should be made to the court system and the judge who then decides right or wrong.

At that time anyone who wants to speak to the judge should step up to the plate and give their input. Until then, let the officer of the law follow the law correctly – which was obviously done. Just because you are an elected official does not give you the right to question an officer.

RENEE DAVENPORT

Merced

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