Police have conflict of interest

Regarding the Wednesday article, “GOP U.S. Senate candidate supports legalizing pot”: Writing as a retired police detective, I know my profession in Washington earns about $1 billion (including civil asset forfeiture) chasing a green plant.

My colleagues have a conflict of interest when giving advice to Sen. Cantwell or any politician. Did the police of Washington advise the senator to oppose I-502 because they would lose good overtime, federal grants and job security, or do they truly believe marijuana prohibition is a more effective policy?

Detective/Officer Howard “Cowboy” Wooldridge (retired)

Co-Founder of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition www.leap.cc

Washington, D.C.