Thursday, May 24th, 2012
- NYPD precinct commander accused of imposing quotas is transferred to a new division.
- Grand jury report: San Diego’s citizens’ review board is rife with “prejudice, fear and intimidation,” stacked with pro-police appointments, and subject to undue influence from internal affairs officers.
- Florida judge rules that police officer who ticketed a motorist for flashing his lights to warn of a speed trap violated the motorist’s constitutional rights.
- Interesting that the lede here isn’t about how union contracts make it difficult to fire bad cops in New York, but about the one police chief who is asking his city council to make it easier.
- Retired Massachusetts state trooper smelled of booze, couldn’t keep his balance, and couldn’t remember that he had just smashed his SUV into a utility pole. He then continued driving, with the airbags deployed, until he was pulled over. For reasons they have yet to reveal, his fellow officers didn’t bother testing to see if he was intoxicated.
- A Civil Service Commission has ruled that a Denver police officer who was fired after driving 143 mph while intoxicated should get his job back. In 2009, the same officer was accused of pointing his gun at a McDonald’s employee for taking too much time to fill his order. He was cleared of any wrongdoing.