An officer who knowingly breaks the law is not a police officer; he’s a criminal who happens to have a badge. He’s not my “brother,” he’s someone that we need to get shed of our professional association. The Thin Blue Line concept doesn’t mean that I should protect a criminal officer; it means that I should take firm action against him.
I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Matt several times and he is the exact opposite of “Asshole Cop”. Thankfully the vast majority of cops are the same way.