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Old 09-04-2015, 07:31 AM
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Default police officer fired for fabricating shooting

I thought this never happened? I thought, according to some nay-sayers here, that police officers were never fired. That they always covered it up for each other.

Article must be wrong

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/09/04...ting-incident/
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In the end he wasn't a police officer. He was a dispatcher. He now never will be a police officer.
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It has happened previously and it has also happened and then the officer rehired, hired by another department, or appealed and the officer reinstated with back pay. It ain't over yet.
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I have no problem culling the herd of those that don't deserve to wear the badge......
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Not productive to argue absolutes, so if anyone says "Officers are never fired for misconduct" of course they're wrong.

An article like this, though, doesn't mean that all of the other misconduct cases where people are outraged are unjustified. So not sure the point of this post.
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Originally Posted by cphilip View Post
In the end he wasn't a police officer. He was a dispatcher. He now never will be a police officer.
Are dispachers always issued firearms?

He was a dispacher, but also a part time officer working towards a full time job.
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Originally Posted by burtonboards32 View Post
Are dispachers always issued firearms?

He was a dispacher, but also a part time officer working towards a full time job.
No... they are not. So really the report must be in error in some fashion. It clearly says he was "soon to be" and states he is a dispatcher. Perhaps the reporter just has his facts mixed up? He either was or wasn't. He can be a police officer working as a dispatcher I suppose. He could have previously worked as a dispatcher before turning 21 and then getting a part time position as Police officer. Maybe even working both.. But once he is an officer he would then be an officer. Period. Why bother to muddy the waters with this back and forth. He probably WAS a police officer and someone tried to downplay that as he was new and temporary. I would guess.

But either way... at least he is not now. And won't be again because I am sure he is facing charges as well as being fired.
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Originally Posted by burtonboards32 View Post
Are dispachers always issued firearms?

He was a dispacher, but also a part time officer working towards a full time job.
He was a dispatcher, then became a part time officer, and was working towards being a full time officer. He was a sworn officer for the department, only not full time.
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Originally Posted by WalkingTheDocks View Post
Not productive to argue absolutes, so if anyone says "Officers are never fired for misconduct" of course they're wrong.

An article like this, though, doesn't mean that all of the other misconduct cases where people are outraged are unjustified. So not sure the point of this post.
It is THT, is a point even needed? However, to answer your question, where are the nay-sayers claiming that this would be covered up, swept under the rug. According to the nay-sayers the blue wall goes up no matter what.

Well this just counters their argument - incident happened on Thursday, officer fired by sunrise Friday.
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So really he just was a Police officer. His previous employment has no relevance.
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He s a psychotic fruit loop is what he is. Thank god he was discovered before he did god only knows what. Shot his cruiser , then crashed and burned it.
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Cops never embellish, fabricate or lie. They are the good guys, right?
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Originally Posted by Snoozin View Post
Cops never embellish, fabricate or lie. They are the good guys, right?
Most don't. But every once in a while, a nut job slips through the cracks.
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Originally Posted by Snoozin View Post
Cops never embellish, fabricate or lie. They are the good guys, right?
Around me they are the good guys.
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Crackpot, good riddance.
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GOOD!!!! I am glad they found out before some innocent person got hurt because of him. Hopefully they throw the book at him...
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Originally Posted by Snoozin View Post
Cops never embellish, fabricate or lie. They are the good guys, right?
kind of sucks trolling all day with no bites huh?

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