Are the scales of justice tilted in favour of police officers?

Manitoba Premier Gary Doer has confirmed that he will call a public inquiry into a case that has enraged many residents of that province. Derek Harvey-Zenk, a former Winnipeg police officer who caused a fatal car accident after a night of drinking with his colleagues, will serve no jail time after a plea bargain was reached in his case recently. The sentencing judge was extraordinarily candid in expressing his concerns that the handling of the case afforded preferential treatment to the accused. A transcript of his reasons for sentencing can be accessed by clicking below:

Sentencing Transcript (PDF)