Friday, July 20, 2012

Another IMPD Officer In Trouble

At least he's not driving drunk! Nope, a little matter of attempted suicide and stalking -- stalking that involved violating a restraining order over two dozen times.

Where does the city find such gems?

(Special "Authorized Journalist" Bonus: it seems the stalking charges include a Class B felony, implying some of it was done while armed. Armed with what Star Reporter Bill McCleery refers to as a "IMPD service revolver." No, it's not a 1960s flashback -- and IMPD patrolmen are issued big plastic semiautomatics, not six-shooters. But thanks to about a zillion 1930s-40s detective pulps, "service revolver" crawled into keyboards and printing-presses and they just can't seem to pry it out. It might help if more reporters actually knew the difference -- but I'm dreaming.)

7 comments:

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

It's probably a macro in whatever word processing program they use these days. CTRL-E-G (Evil Gun) maybe.

Some tech needs to get in there and change it to "service plastigun" or some such.

Robert Fowler said...

I ran across a Sargent here in the DMPD that is still carrying a six gun. He's a older guy getting ready to retire. He said since time is short, why bother. We talked a little about civilians carrying guns, he's one of the good guys.

Anonymous said...

why is a cop with a restraining order against him still a cop?

Suz said...

I adore my service revolver, but I wouldn't wish it on a cop!

Roberta X said...

...And it's Anonymous 11:34 am for the win! Yep.

Oh, hey, cognizant of the manner in which retraining orders have become an almost automatic part of modern divorces, why not give him 'til the first violation thereof -- and not, as appears to be the case here, the first 26.

Sigman said...

Most of us now refer to them as a service weapon

Sigman said...

Most of us now refer to them as a service weapon