Editor, Casa Grande Dispatch:
As a retired police chief, I could not be more embarrassed by the off-duty actions of DPS Director Milstead, waving his badge on camera to get out of a criminal traffic ticket (90 mph on I-17). Rest assured if the news story was about a DPS trooper speeding off duty, Milstead would have tripped over himself to discipline the trooper to “prove we are not above the law.”
His actions reflected poorly on DPS, his actions are an embarrassment to all law enforcement, and the attorney general should open an investigation. As a retired cop, rest assured no police officer would release anyone with a warning after catching them driving 90 mph.