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Now back to your hero
If the hero of this story is crazy, he does not deserve a 4.5 months vacation. He deserves to be baker acted himself!
Not to mention that he threatened to KILL Mr. Merchant and feed him to the alligators!
Yet the officer was suspended. Not to mention that he as "a couple of pages" of charges according to internal affairs.
A couple of pages of CHARGES.
Now, do you think that if he didn't have a badge he would not have been charged criminally for those couple of pages of charges?
He was accused of being absent from work without leave,...
of being disrespectful to residents...
and improperly searching a prisoner.
I think we should be more scared of this officer than the town drunk.
So, how did it ever get started that police get to investigate themselves?
How about...the DOJ does all the police investigations instead, and subsumes all the IA departments.
And the investigators are given an incentive to find the cops guilty, sort of on a bonus system. So many convictions, a trip to Hawaii. THAT would be real nice too.
That would be a negative. Suspended means suspended, not desk duty.
Why would law enforcement even need a seperate Bill of Rights? They are American, right?
I would have to call the threat (especially "feeding him to the 'gators") as making a "terrorist threat" as written in the law. "F***ing Jail Time."
Originally posted by areyouserious2010
reply to post by snarky412
Damn, that just about covers his vacations for the next 4 yrs. I would think.........3 1/2 mos. off with pay.
Wow is all I can say about this.....just crazy insane WOW
Officers who are suspended with pay are not "on vacation."
The term suspended refers to the suspension of his/her police powers i.e. powers of arrest.
The officer was not sitting at home eating cheetos. The officer is placed on administrative duty pending the finding of the investigation. The officer still has to come to work.
I meant that as a loose term, not literally, you know like sarcastic.....
It wasn't meant to be taken seriously as you seem to have done.
I was merely noting the time off with paid leave while being investigated.
Just trying to make a joke, not that I should have to explain myself.
I apologize if the sarcasm did not translate through the internet. I am merely contributing to the conversation by making sure everyone is properly informed. I mean no disrespect and welcome most viewpoints and debate.
Originally posted by DaTroof
The story is pretty one-sided.
Why did this guy have the police called on him several times that day?
The report says Dubinski told the troopers he was familiar with Merchant and that "he has had numerous contacts with Merchant in the past [including] a Baker Act, issued him trespass warnings, and several disturbances throughout the neighborhood."
Sounds like Mr. Merchant isn't some innocent little thing.edit on 18-2-2013 by DaTroof because: (no reason given)