Monsieur le Maire, I have a crime to declare.
I have disgraced the uniform that I wear.
I’ve done you wrong, let no forgiveness be shown.
I’ve been as hard on every rogue I have known.
I mistook you for a convict. I have made a false report.
Now, I learn they’ve caught the culprit. He’s about to face the court.
He must pay, and so must I.
Press charges against me, sir.
You have only done your duty.
It’s a minor sin at most.
All of us have made misjudgments.
You’ll return, sir, to your post.