I'm always hearing how cops, judges, lawmakers and all these other elitists about how they live up to a higher standard than John Q Public. Let's hold them twice as accountable for their crimes. They tell John Q that ignorance of the law is no excuse so in my mind that says that they knew for a fact that they were committing a crime as they were doing it. They break laws while being investigated for other crimes and still nothing is even said much less done. I have had many discussions with an assistant da in Illinois and he tells me that these young da's consider this a class war. Justice is blind my eye that B^&*h is ignorant!
I believe they should be treated as the same but at the same time they should be treated fairly according to the system. If he was arrested and made bail then that is he and all of our right to be innocent until proven guilty.
Look if a police officer committed a crime or were a high suspect of a crime or murder investigation they would be suspended and not aloud to investigate in that crime and not attend work until they have solved the problem