To serve: Cop accidentally shoots teacher then tries to destroy evidence

“I feel that because of the circumstances, it’s necessary I impose some incarceration,” he said. I need to show the school community that even good people who make mistakes need to be punished”

Good people? What this guy is a hero? He is a scumbag just like the judge who sentenced him. Good people don’t hit people with live rounds and then try to ditch the evidence. The system is so corrupt that this judge cannot see a dirtbag when faced with one simply because he is part of the same system. This guy needs hard jail time, not thirty days. There should be special penalties for cops who break the law. and defile their oath and the public trust

“BAY CITY, MI — After two decades on the force, a Bay County Sheriff’s deputy is to spend a month in jail for firing a gun in a high school classroom, causing a bullet to strike a teacher.

However, if he stays out of further trouble, he’ll avoid having a felony on his record.

Wearing a gray suit, Adam J. Brown on Monday, May 22, appeared before Bay County Circuit Judge Harry P. Gill for sentencing. It initially appeared as though Brown would not be incarcerated, as part of the plea deal he accepted in April stipulated he would receive a delayed sentence for one year.

While Gill did delay sentencing Brown until April 23, 2018, he also ordered Brown to serve 30 days in jail. Between his release from jail and the April date, Brown will effectively be on probation. If he complies with all the resultant terms, he’ll be allowed to withdraw his no contest plea of tampering with evidence, a four-year felony, and instead plead to two misdemeanors.

“This is a very difficult case,” Judge Gill said. “There is no question… that you have led an exemplary life. I think you are probably a very fine human being.”

He added that the precipitating incident is two-fold tragedy, both for Brown and for the teacher he wounded, who is continuing to suffer emotional trauma.

“For a guy that has spent his adult life concerned about firearms safety, this was a very adolescent act,” Gill said. “But there are more important aspects of this case. There are two reasons I would surmise that police officers are in school. One is the obvious one of security, and the second one is as a role model. It appears for many, many years you were exemplary as a role model. You made a very poor decision to lie about what happened. You attempted to destroy evidence, or to hide it. What you did was a very human decision — one that many of us might make.

“We never know when faced with the decision to do the right thing or the wrong thing what we will do when faced with that pressure. You were under great pressure, you were frightened, you were embarrassed, in fear of losing your job, your reputation, your career. Many of us being human may not have had the courage to do the right thing, but it was the wrong decision. The court needs to take cognizance that it was the wrong decision.”

Despite his expression of sympathy for Brown, the judge felt a message needed to be sent.

“I feel that because of the circumstances, it’s necessary I impose some incarceration,” he said. I need to show the school community that even good people who make mistakes need to be punished”

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