It happened (yet) again! A brother of the badge gone wild to the peril of the public and his fellow patrol officer.
Across time and geography all Cops Gone Wild Videos share the common element of an individual patrol officer’s unbridled hubris from one incident to another. Threats of fictitious offenses, threats of direct, immediate violence, lectures spun from primordial emotion absent of any element of fact or logic.
David Codrea offers his insight: (CLICK LINK HERE)
LAWDOG is not amused:
That lead officer in this video needs a psych evaluation. Sooner, rather than later.
I neither know, nor care, what snakes he’s got in his head, what sort of shift he had or what personal problems he’s got, but he is a loose cannon on deck and does not need to be driving anything with more horsepower than a desk, nor carrying any gun that uses anything other than water for ammunition.
As a law enforcement professional my-own-self, I state here and now that man makes me ashamed of my chosen profession.
If you can not handle that traffic stop in the video, my old lad — that certain, particular and exact traffic stop in the above video — with more self-control, more decorum, more professionalism, and more basic, common courtesy than what you show … tell me, do: what the hell are you going to do on one that really goes rodeo?
FOR THOSE WHO HAVE THE STOMACH SOME INCIDENTS FROM MEMORY LANE:
Just three months ago a self identified patrol officer posted to a message board his opinion of how he would handle an improperly declared concealed weapon.
Turns out, from his own testimony, he is severely hearing impaired and apparently patrols in a perpetual state of hyper-vigilance while on-duty! Not the type of individual ordinary citizens would want to meet in a dark alley on a moonless night!
Then, of course, a second example- the legendary Brett Darrow- a teenager engaged in completely legal activity who received threats and abuse from a patrol officer.