Why is it when a cop gets in trouble, they get a paid vacation? I understand they have to investigate, but if they do and the cop is found not at fault, the cop can be paid afterwards. Am I right?
Some say it's been like this for a long time and now we're exposed to it because of all the new tech and social media.
a teacher gets caught having sex with a student, they get put on administrative leave. Why? They caught them. That confuses me. A cop gets caught doing something they shouldn't be doing, same thing. Fire them.
Are their children supposed to starve in the meantime?
Four words ... innocent until proven guilty. People have bills to pay they don't stop to vet out frivolous claims.
That's what I thought too at first, until I read "if the cop is found not at fault, they can be paid afterwards." This solves both the innocent until proven guilty problem, and the problem with the cop getting a paid vacation out of the investigation
It depends on how long the arbitrations go on.
Unions. Just like teachers and any other heavily unionized profession, the union ensures they get paid until the investigation is complete.
I imagine that, like with citizens in general, there's a presumption of innocence. And cops have to pay bills like everyone else. I'm not unhappy with them being suspended with pay.
Also, I'd hardly call it a "paid vacation." Whether or not they
did anything wrong, and whether or not it can be proven, they're probably not having a lot of fun, or spending time at a resort. Plus, these days, they may well be under extreme public scrutiny.