Very good chance I'll catch some flame for the following story, and perhaps rightfully so.
But, here goes...
A few years ago, we actually had a local MP charged with something similar (by local MP, I'm just trying to clarify it wasn't a Military Police member)
Harassment, uttering threats, break and enter, etc etc. Extremely arrogant fool, for me to put it nicely. And you could see it in his eyes, he had an element of crazy in him, which he was obviously able to hide well & 'turn on the charm' when he needed to.
He was arrested, and the LEO and myself were in the interview room with him. However, because he was an MP, we actually decided to do his interview in one of the interview rooms not connected to the cells - much nicer, larger, and less 'cell like'. Shook hands, offered water, said because of his status in the community it would be 'better to chat up here' instead, etc etc. Did the whole pony show.
About halfway through the interview, when it became clear that we already knew the answers to our questions, and already had enough evidence to know what he had been up to, his entire personality changed. He went from charming and 'I'll do anything to help clear things up" to bullish and threatening.
Near the end of the interview, not realizing he was actually in an interview room being recorded, he actually just straight up started to threaten the LEO and myself. Started going on & on about who he was, how he knew all the right people, how him and the Chief sometimes have lunch, and how he isn't going to have his career ruined by some "loudmouth b*tch", etc. Literally threatened both of us with our careers, and quote said "Those aren't the only types of people I know." **Not kidding**
Turns out, he's one of those absolute psychos who isn't used to things not going his way. I genuinely feel terrible for any poor lass who has or does date him
(Incase anybody is wondering, he was a recently elected MP from lower mainland BC at the time - who was arrested in Alberta on complains made by an ex-girlfriend who resided in Alberta. Can't drop a name.)
Anyways, eventually my inner instincts took over despite my best attempts to keep my mouth shut. That, and the fact that I knew my bosses at SOLGEN would just get a laugh out of it.
I bluntly asked him..."I realize you think you're pretty important. Do you think your ego is going to protect you from getting your face smashed in right now?"
He stopped. Again, thinking he's in an unrecorded room, alone with 2 guys with badges.
"You think all this tough talk is going to save you from me ripping you out of that chair and borderline ripping your limbs off? Are you honestly too stupid to realize your locked in a room, alone, with us? You think we brought you up here where there aren't any cameras just because you think we like you? Better hope these friends of yours can teleport, because if not, they don't do you any good right now, do they? Go to the press with this, and we'll happily make sure some of the highlights get known, disclosure & all.
You turn your brain yet today?" etc etc
Turns out, he calms right back down. Admits to basically everything we already knew. He just forgot that we weren't some poor girl locked in a room in a room with him, but the power dynamic was the opposite of what he was used to.
Forwarded the charges to the crown. The crown's office negotiated something with him and his counsel, and it got pretty hush hush after that. Even the crown who first had the file didn't know the exact details of what was negotiated, as it been negotiated with the Chief crown of that office. Seems like it got brushed under the carpet & went away, sadly enough.
**Point of the story is -- you'd think the last folks who need to be involved with criminal charges of that nature, are well paid members of parliament. I think the power, the ego, the perception (correctly or not) of being a different class of citizen, can absolutely go to someone's head, especially younger ones.**
(I realize that could have gone badly for me. Given the situation, the LEO I was with, the bosses I had at SOLGEN at the time, and the nature of the charges, I wasn't too concerned at the time. In hindsight, I realize that could have gone south for me.)