Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Microstory 233: Perspective Eight

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Perspective Seven

I wouldn’t go so far as to say that I’m corrupt, but I’ve certainly broken a rule or two. Or three. There are some laws-slash-suggestions that are just too inconvenient—nay, impractical. Trying to follow every single one of them just wouldn’t be good for my heart—I mean, the populace. But now my superiors are asking me to keep quiet on a matter relevant to a case involving the local police. The fact is that we were investigating a suspect for an entirely separate case, and found him to be innocent. There were some things we determined based on the profile we made about him, but it’s not like we had anything definitive. We had no evidence; we only had suspicions. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t really care. The police officer who shot and killed him is not a concern of mine. I just wish the FBI would realize that I have their best interests at heart. Someday, the truth will come out. It won’t be tomorrow, it might be ten years from now, but at some point, someone is going to be in a position to catch a file that indicates what we knew and when we knew it. It would be better for them to just reveal this bit of information now and assure people that there was no way for us to stop what happened to the girl he ended up kidnapping. No law enforcement agency is responsible for preventing crime, or worse, carrying out justice on crimes that have not yet happened. But we should tell them because they need to have all the facts before they make a determination for what happens to the officer in question. I just don’t want to be the one to have to speak up about it. It would be tragically ironic if the one time I went against the bureau by doing the right thing is the one time I get caught. Well, it would be less ironic, and more annoying. Never mind. I’m just gonna let it go. But I am going to make a copy of the evidence, just so you'll at least know:

Perspective Nine

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