Posted by Hazel Stone | Filed under Public Servants?
Ok, right here up front I’m going to float the possibility that the reporting in this story is, typical of regional newspapers/websites, a bit shoddy. Here’s the crux:
- Car stopped for speeding
- Eager young wet-behind-the-ears deputy (on the job two whole weeks) decides the driver’s story (which is not detailed in the “article”) doesn’t add up
- Deputy confiscates $69K from the driver’s car
- Driver is released, no ticket, no arrest
A quote from the Sheriff:
“The big thing is he grabbed 69 (thousand dollars) and took it away from them,” Hanson said of the money seized. “That’s going right straight to the heart of the matter.”
Erm…what matter? The driver wasn’t arrested, not even detained. From the looks of things as reported, Deputy Fife there just committed armed robbery!
I have my Constitutional Kneejerk in a headlock here, mentally telling myself that the Baby Deputy there must have had verbal consent to search the car…since the “article” makes no mention of it. If there’s anyone out there in the Nebraska area that’s heard more detail on this case, I personally would dearly love to hear it.
Tags: say that again?