Separation of powers...cops don't have to arrest anyone for any crime if they do not want to.
Chief just pointing out that his dept. will not arrest notwithstanding any law.
Well within the purview of being the top cop I guess.
As the notion relates to OC...top cops in Illinois said long ago that they would not arrest anyone who OCs, even when it was against the law and, for the most part, they stayed true to their word.
Agree or disagree ... one can always petition for a new chief. I don't see anyone really getting this accomplished over this issue.
I would not petition for a change in this top cop.