In this situation, the most appropriate thing to do is to encourage fellow police officers to obey the law and disregard the call to engage in the unlawful job action. The principal role of the police is arresting offenders in order to avail them to courts and with this task comes risks. The police in conducting their duties is constantly aware of the risk associated with their job and where necessary take measures to avert this risk.
However, where such risks occur the police must stick to the right process in the resolution of such issues. Where other bodies or organs are involved in this process, the police must leave the resolution process to these bodies and respect their decisions. Where the decisions of the courts are not favorable to the police they ought to find appropriate methods of demonstrating their displeasure. In doing so the police should observe work ethics and follow the required protocol. Nevertheless the desired approach should not affect the performance of duties and the police should not abandon their responsibilities. The roles of the police agency should be upheld during such situations over those of the police union officials.
The principle of separation of powers clearly provides each body with its respective powers and this includes the apprehension of offenders by the police and the sentencing of such offenders by the courts. The police should not decide on the innocence or guilt of an individual despite the circumstances of an occurrence but leave this role to the courts. It is also noteworthy that justice should be impartial and, therefore, the outcome of the courts cannot favor either side but be totally impartial.