I have to tell the truth... I can't let an innocent kid go to jail
Bring him in so we can call his parents and you and I need to have a talk
Chief, I accidentally got the wrong kid and I took him without even questioning him, what do I do?
Our secretary will take you from here young man. Officer Gray, in my office.
Gray, I'm disappointed in you for your lack of responsibility...
BUT, I'm proud of you for being honest. We could've had an innocent kid in jail! I'm not going to fire you because you were honest, but you have desk duty for a month.
Desk duty is the worst, but I'm glad I didn't lose my job or have to be burdened that Iocked up an innocent kid
In the end, officer Gray made the decision to admit his wrong doing rather than lying and putting the innocent teen in jail to save himself from the repercussions of his actions. By standing up against his own impulses he saved a kid and even though he put the kid in the situation he also became the teens hero by not disregarding what would happen to him. Although he now has to face his punishment for his mistakes, his actions salvaged his trust with the chief and he gets to keep his job without having the burden of not serving justice hanging over his head. All in all, officer Gray made the right decision by sacrificing his pride to save an innocent civilian from paying for a crime they did not commit.