Wednesday, May 20, 2009

According to "Legal Roaster" Cops Held at Higher Standard?

Earlier this week a judge denied bond for the former Georgia Police Sgt.Sam Parker charged in the murder of his wife Theresa Parker whose body has not been found.

Theresa Parker vanished in March of 2007. And the couple were finalizing their divorce. So the former officer will remain in jail. A trial date has not been set.

And what about Georgia Sheriff Derrick Yancey from Atlanta who paid the $150,000 cash bond after being charged with the murders of his wife Linda Yancey also a police officer and a day laborer. They put him on a home monitoring device. Tweleve hours later it was discovered that he escaped and has been on the run for 7 weeks. Anyone with information on Derrick Yancey's whereabouts could go to the Web site, or call 1-800-CRIME-TV.

Then their is Drew Peterson charged with the murder of wife #3 Kathleen Savio who sits in a Will County jail awaiting another hearing on Thursday, May 21, 2009. Apparently my favorite legal marshmallow roaster made a comment on one of the talk shows claiming "cops are held to a tougher standard in domestic violence claims against them." What planet has he been practicing law? "Abusers R US?"

Fact is law enforcement officers are not held to any such standard as it relates to police perpetrated crimes in the home. For more on the subject go to part 2 of the Drew Peterson series with myself and Robin Sax over at Women In Crime Ink.

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