Monday, September 24, 2012

The Bisard Case, Updated

Several days ago, Tam asked me, "Aren't you going to post a link to the latest in the Bisard case?"

     I will, but I'm in no hurry.  "Recent information" is just more spin and glurge, as IMPD goes full-Flight 007: "It probably didn't happen and we were justified anyway."

     LEO culture includes drinkin'.  Always has, always will; it's how some people deal with the combinationof stress and boredom the job entails.* You can't get rid of it.  What it shouldn't -- and in most cases doesn't -- include is drinking on duty.  IMPD seems to have a problem with that and it remains a problem even after they've swept it into a big ugly lump under the carpet.

     They've made a lot of staff changes, and sent Frank Straub packing, but I don't see any evidence that the department admits they have a problem.  You can't control what you won't confront.

     "Hi.  I'm the IMPD, and..."  Well? 
* Reminds me of rock'n'roll DJs back in the day, though they were shot at less and stalked more.  Lot of 'em found off-duty time looked more interesting through the bottom of a glass container.  Some of them fell in.

1 comment:

Ygolonac said...

Unfortunately, ol' Frankie packed up and moved out here to Spokane, where we have our own issues with the local police. (Google "Otto Zehm Spokane" if you want to depressed and angry..)