“I guarantee you when the sargeant hears that an officer has run the serial number on a stolen firearm and no arrrest was made hes going to have a lot of questions for that officer.”
I have never heard of a prosecution such as you are describing. Have you an article somewhere to show that it has happened?
I am not saying that it is impossible, but I believe such prosecutions to be extremely rare, and as you suggest, politically motivated.
If a prosecutor has decided to prosecute you, no matter what, he can find a way. The average person commits three felonies a day, whether they want to or not.
No, I have not heard of a prosecution because no officer would be dumb enough to do it. I’m also not necessarily saying it would happen. I’m just pointing out the possiblity in today’s political climate. If you were prosecuted, no matter what the verdict, you’re going to end up broke. That was the my only point.
Your last sentence is also my belief and part of the reason for my post.