Of all people, to commit such crimes[>:]! I mean, a lot of people look up to these guys (law enforcement in general)! Not a very good way to "set an example"!
Your right, this is a very poor example of how to behave. IMO, certain members of society are and should be held to a higher standard, ie, the military and to a higher standard yet, military officers. I include police officers in this group as well. How can they enforce the law when they present an image of disregard for the laws they are empowered to enforce. I include speeding and running red lights by turning on their sirens when not in pursuit of a criminal as additional examples of officers not obeying the law. IMO, these officers should get the maximum sentence/punishment the law allows.