Innocent until proven guilty, oh I admit even I'm having a tough time living up to the idea of it. As I've said before how do you get falsely arrested for trying to solicit? Doubtful as I might be Bigelow's innocence he deserves his day in court.
So, it seems a bit unfair that he's been fired from his job as an auditor for the Bristol County Sheriff's Department. Sheriff Tom says the allegation
"is in direct contradiction to his job responsibilities" but the problem is, it's an ALLEGATION. It hasn't been proven and to be fired simply for the allegation not only seems wrong, it is wrong.
And what if he's NOT found guilty? Again, I can't figure out how he accidently solicited but what if he's found not guilty? Has the Sheriff just set up his department for a nice lawsuit?
In the end, even if he's found innocent, Brian Bigelow's reputation in the community will never fully recover. The Mayor is already looking for ways to get him of the board at Diman. His place on the Fall River City Council is a little less secure. But until he's found guilty, the cost of his arrest shouldn't be the loss of his job.