Saturday, November 13, 2010

IMPD: It's Raining Wheels

...'Cos they keep falling off. Originally reported as "impersonating an officer," it seems a fellow gave a...dancer....a ride home the other night; he made advances, she demurred...and he flashed a badge and relived her of her ready cash!

And now, it's come out he might have been an actual city policeman. And it's IMPD saying so.

I'm tired of these stories; I'm tired of them turning out to be worse than they look at first glance. This is still only (only?!) 2 or 3 percent of a police force I'd like to think is as good as any in the nation.

But it's time they started doing a better job of policing their own. Looky here, IMPD, you are us. You are citizens, subject to the same laws and held to even higher standards. Please start acting like it.

Tam'll have links later, and I'll link to her posting.

Meanwhile, much like Sinead O'Conner vs. the Pope, IMPD keeps on fighting the "real" enemy. Oh, well-played, sah, well played indeed.


Think we could swap PSH, er, PSD Frank Straub for Sheriff Ken Campbell for even a year? Or would Boone County sue us? Hey, Frank, you could maybe at least ask him for some advice on HowIt Is Done.


Stranger said...

Across the board, 97 percent of cops are fine people. And three percent are not worth the powder and shot to blow them to - well!

It is the Chief's job to separate the good from the bad. When you have incident after incident, the Chief is falling down on his job.

So take a little tincture of time, the worst has not happened yet.


Drang said...

Well, isn't Stranger just a little ray of sunshine...

BobG said...

It's a helluva lot more than three percent. There are other police that know what that three percent are doing, and not doing anything about it. As far as I'm concerned, they're just as bad, since they are approving of it by their inaction.
Just my opinion.