It appears even more weirdness has been found in the Ferrari Enzo crash situation. From LA Times:
Detectives are trying to figure out why a handgun belonging to a reserve deputy for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department was found at the Bel-Air mansion of the former European video game executive accused of crashing a rare Ferrari Enzo in Malibu in February.
it goes on to describe how reserve deputies (who offer technical advice to the sheriff) use their powerless badges:
Last summer, a reserve deputy who is Carona’s martial arts instructor was arrested and charged with flashing a badge and gun at a group of golfers who he thought were playing too slowly. That case is pending in court.
In another incident, a reserve deputy who owns an upscale Newport Beach restaurant resigned during an internal investigation into allegations that he flashed his badge during a parking dispute on the Fourth of July. [Full story]
There’s no abuse of power going on, is there?