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Officers conspire to dismiss traffic ticket

Westminster, Calif. – This case can be considered alcohol- related when two Southern California police officers are agreed to dismiss a woman’s speeding ticket after she promised to give them booze. This duo is facing a year in jail for conspiring to dismiss a woman’s speeding ticket after she promised to send booze.

As this motorist works in the alcohol industry, it was easy for her to make the compromise.

Prosecutors identified in a news release a 44-year-old Huntington Beach police Officer Erik Michal Krause and 47-year-old Garden Grove police Officer Michael John Zannitto as the pair who looked the other way in exchange for alcoholic benefits. They were both convicted last Wednesday of misdemeanor conspiracy to obstruct justice.

However, there sentence will be pronounced next month.

According to court record, Krause ticketed the woman for speeding near a school bus 13 months ago. Later that month, Zannitto met her at Knott’s Berry Farm while off duty. Zannitto told her he could have the citation dismissed and she promised free alcohol in exchange. Zannitto called Krause, who promised to take care of the ticket.

Their conspiracy was soon discovered, ending up with a case filed against these two officers.

According to the Law Enforcement Code of Conduct, as an official representative of government, a police officer is required and trusted to work within the law. He must performed  all duties impartially, without favor of affection or ill will and without regard to status, sex, race, religion, political belief or aspiration. He must treat all citizens equally with courtesy, consideration and dignity. An officer will never allow personal feelings, animosities or friendships to influence official conduct. As police officer, he will not engage in acts of corruption or bribery, nor will an officer condone such acts by other police officers. The public demands that the integrity of police officers be above reproach.

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Source: The Sacramento Bee

Source: Law Enforcement Code of Conduct

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