This, is a VERY bad example, set by the officers of the law here, from the Front Page Sections, translated…
The former office manager of the police subprecinct of Nanya subdivision of the city of Taoyuan, Huang, learned of his subordinate to have driven drunk, feared that he may get punished for allowing the matter to get loose, discussed the matter with the traffic subsection leader, Fang, to not investigate the matter, or to report it.
The first trials, the courts found both guilty of planning to benefit themselves, gave both men ten-month sentences, but the high courts believed that this act had destroyed the reputations of the police departments, changed their sentence to five years, ten months, and that they are not, to take public offices for five years. The rulings can still be appealed.
The officer from Nanya subprecinct, Wu drove drunk on the late evening of March 26, 2011, and as he passed through the towns he’d run his car into a residence, was injured, and taken to the hospitals. The traffic patrols of Daxi came to the scene, and found, that it was a coworker who’d messed up, told the captain of the police squad, Fang, and, Fang called Wu’s superior, Huang, and told him about what Wu had done.
Huang was worried about how the internal workings of the department was having a ton of problems back then, and, this time, if this got out, he may get demoted and get transferred to a station that he didn’t want to work in; Huang found Fang, and told him to cover for his subordinate, and, told the traffic teams, to let this car wreck slide; and the traffic team did what they were ordered to do.
After the officer was in the hospital, he had a breathalyzer test, and, it showed that his blood-alcohol-concentration was 0.43, 0.25 over the legal limits, and, the police didn’t even given him a ticket, or turn him in, or go after him for public endangerment, and, that the police departments put the case on the backburners for over six months.
The entire case stated when the D.A. suspected that the officer, Fang for giving the check dates to the construction site truck drivers, they’d tapped his phones, and, got this accidentally. After the related individuals were interviewed, the police fined Wu a total of $34,500N.T.s, Wu had paid that up in full. But the courts believed, that it didn’t affect the outcomes of how Wu’s superiors still benefitted from Wu’s actions.
The first trials took into considerations, that Fang and Huang were friends with Wu, that they’d only helped him, because they worked in the same offices, that they didn’t gain anything from it, and plus, they’d gotten less than $50,000N.T., and, based off of the reductions of the sentences, each received two years, ten months.
But, the second trial of the highest courts in Taiwan believed, that Fang and Huang, after getting caught, denied their involvements, and was without remorse, and had, damaged the reputations of the police forces, and that the public might be less likely, to trust in the police department again, gave them heavier sentences.
So here, we have officers, who TRIED to cover one another’s ASSES, and ended up, paying, BIG times, and, this just shows, that you should NOT be doing ANY favors for anybody in the first place, if the person broke a law, then, s/he will BE punished, and so, don’t be stupid and cover for her/him, because you will, end up, getting screwed, just like the officer friends of this officer who drove drunk too.