This is particularly true of so-called professionals. In fact, as professionals, police should be held to higher standards than civilians just like truck drivers must meet higher standards than amateur recreational vehicle drivers.
In my opinion, Ray Tensing is guilty of second-degree murder. He didn’t pre-plan anything. His crime was committed in the heat of the moment, but it wasn’t an accident, and it resulted in death.
PS: Once Tensing is off to prison, let the Court of Jailhouse Justice retry him for Pig Murder and execute what should be a death sentence!