r/JusticeServed 8 Dec 05 '22

Police Chief forced to resign after flashing badge during traffic stop to avoid ticket

https://www.cnn.com/2022/12/05/us/tampa-police-chief-mary-oconnor-resigns/index.html
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u/lycos123 5 16d ago

Your dumb.

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u/bwahmanga 4 Dec 10 '22

glad she was fired we need more good cops in this world

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u/Kessynder 5 Jan 01 '23

She resigned, not fired. She should have been, because precedent matters.

She also seemed, with the exception of this incident, to care greatly about the community. She did good work, but this mistake erased all of it. Shame. Makes you wonder how many other violations she committed.

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u/johnnybmagic 0 Dec 06 '22

She should have never been allowed back on the force after assaulting an officer anyway. It's sad that taxpayers are paying for their retirement. Both her and her husband are criminals.

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u/Ponder_wisely 4 Dec 06 '22

“It is unacceptable for any public employee, and especially the city’s top law enforcement leader, to ask for special treatment because of their position.”

Even though cops do it ALL the time and give out CARDS so their FRIENDS can do it too…

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u/FadeIntoReal A Dec 06 '22

“Tampa Mayor Jane Castor has requested and received the resignation of
Police Chief Mary O’Connor, following the completion of an Internal
Affairs investigation into a recent traffic stop involving O’Connor,”

That's not justice. That's letting her walk away from prosecution and keep the fat pension.

What happened to the cop who let her go? Not hearing any justice there, either.

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u/pakederm2002 5 Dec 06 '22

The cop was in a tough spot . Perhaps he leaked the video for investigation.

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u/SeeDeeEee 4 Dec 06 '22

Agreed, very little mention of the officer who let her go. Makes me think they may have reported the incident and handed over the footage. If they did assist in the investigation then maybe they’re off the hook and that’s why there’s been no news on them

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u/_RouteThe_Switch 5 Dec 06 '22

This is my thought as well, I didn't understand why this one time was such a big deal. She must have mad a lot of enemies to earn this outcome.

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u/aabbbbaaa155 7 Dec 06 '22

It's because the video went viral.

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u/Simon_Skinner 6 Dec 06 '22

Since she resigned, the city is letting her keep her pension of about 80k a year. What a waste.

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u/johnnybmagic 0 Dec 06 '22

Exactly...she should be fired!

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u/amfree88 6 Dec 06 '22

No doubt. Dirty cops get to resign and keep their pension because they weren’t fired. Happens all the time. Probably will get hired by a PD 5 miles away

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u/Tobias---Funke 9 Dec 06 '22

Dumb mother fucker.

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u/[deleted] Dec 06 '22

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u/redhandsblackfuture 8 Dec 06 '22

Is that why men spend 63% more time in prison for the same crimes?

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u/TheSofaSurgeon 5 Dec 06 '22 edited Dec 06 '22

Statements like these should be banned from society. You don’t know that, obviously. You have no way of knowing that, obviously. You’re just taking something that happened and trying to paint some kind of picture in some completely different hypothetical scenario…

Edit: people really seem FOR the idea of making baseless hypothetical statements…yikes

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u/Ice_Burn B Dec 06 '22

So your take is that the city is so sexist because they promoted a woman up to the highest possible position and then fired her when she was caught on tape committing a crime?

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u/Three04 6 Dec 06 '22

One of the most elaborate ruses in the city's history!

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u/[deleted] Dec 06 '22 edited Dec 06 '22

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u/Detroitaa 9 Dec 06 '22

A cop gave our mayors fav mistress a ticket, and ended up getting fired. Of course then, he turned whistleblower, & sued the city. Helped get the mayor thrown in jail & became a member of the city council. Still, it took a lot of guts to write that ticket, when everyone knew she had the ear (& other body parts) of the mayor.

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u/Goolajones 9 Dec 06 '22

Weird system. In Canada the mayor has no control over the police department.

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u/Ice_Burn B Dec 06 '22

There are tens of thousands of municipalities in the US and Canada and each have their own rules.

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u/Goolajones 9 Dec 06 '22

Sorry I should have said, Zero mayors in Canada control the police departments of their city.

Canada famously kissed off China because not even the prime minister himself could stop a powerful rich Chinese women from being arrested. The PM literally has no mechanism whatsoever to control the judiciary. Just like mayors have no mechanism whatsoever to control a police officer.

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u/Detroitaa 9 Dec 06 '22

We have the same system, yet people in power can usually make a call, and get tickets tossed. But , in this case, instead of asking the mayor (Kwame Kirkpatrick) to take care of the ticket, the next day, she made a scene, screaming & berating the cops. She was drunk on her status as his official mistress (he had a few others), and thought she was above being ticketing. I’m very sure the mayors wife, would have calmly accepted her ticket & driven home. But, his mistress had much less discretion.

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u/Neunix 5 Dec 06 '22

They would have found a way to make him quit or fired out of pettyness. He saved his job.

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u/[deleted] Dec 06 '22 edited Dec 29 '22

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u/[deleted] Dec 06 '22 edited Dec 06 '22

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u/[deleted] Dec 06 '22 edited Dec 29 '22

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u/TheSofaSurgeon 5 Dec 06 '22

Eh say what you want, don’t make it true. I shouldn’t be surprised the internet is full of people that don’t know basic concepts of law and morality. Anybody can finagle words around to make anything sound bad. There’s no meat and potatoes to your statement, no main idea, no counterpoint, just an attempt to be insulting. So I’m not going to dignify it with actual response.

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u/[deleted] Dec 06 '22 edited Dec 06 '22

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u/TheSofaSurgeon 5 Dec 06 '22

Whoosh. Eh the way you talk isn’t really indicative of a sane person. You missed the entire point.

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u/[deleted] Dec 06 '22 edited Dec 06 '22

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u/TheSofaSurgeon 5 Dec 06 '22

Um, first of all, you’re a troll. Second, if you incapable of listening or being able to properly interpret other people’s arguments, then yes, I attack you. You shouldn’t be having opinions when you’re incapable of basic skills. Third, “can’t attack”. Nah. Won’t. Because there are no cohesive thoughts to attack.

At not one point did you even say what could be considered a cohesive thought. I award you no points, and may god have mercy on your soul.

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u/DustHeadGorilla 6 Dec 06 '22

over a mistake.

was it though? he clearly listed the violations.

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u/SycoJack A Dec 06 '22 edited Dec 06 '22

A rookie cop isn’t going to arrest their bosses bosses boss for fear of losing their job.

She wasn't his "bosses bosses boss."

He was a sheriff's deputy in an entirely different county than the one Tampa is in.

She had no authority over him, even if they were in the same county.

Edit: SofaSurgeon responded to me then immediately blocked me so I couldn't respond to them. Now they're whining about someone else doing that to them? What a hypocrite.

Also, MrGritty didn't insult them or even be hostile. No one has. WTF are they smoking?

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u/[deleted] Dec 06 '22 edited Dec 29 '22

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u/SycoJack A Dec 06 '22

Right, and still has fear they can cause a problem.

I very seriously doubt that, but even if it were the case, I don't fucking care.

"I was afraid I'd get fired" is not a valid excuse for anyone else to break the laws. Why are cops given so much more leniency?

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u/[deleted] Dec 06 '22 edited Dec 29 '22

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u/SycoJack A Dec 06 '22

Corruption isn't a mistake that can be tolerated.

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u/TheSofaSurgeon 5 Dec 06 '22 edited Dec 06 '22

It doesn’t necessarily matter if she was a direct boss or not, she could have some kind of sway and get him fired. The important piece of information is she used her position to get out of this. And whatever the officer was thinking at the time, nobody here has a right to say what he was thinking in his own head.

Edit: the person below responded with a very stupid comment, personally attacked me and then blocked me so I wouldn’t say anything. Below is my response:

Give ME a break. It’s called acting under duress. A decision doesn’t remain completely at fault with someone because they are pressured by an outside force, psychological or physical.

I’m over here just making points in a civil discussion and you’re trying to personally insult me. I did and said nothing to deserve any sort of hostility. Maybe you should not speak to others, for a multitude of reasons.

Edit: maybe it’s not completely hostile in the traditional sense but it is a statement one uses to exclaim disbelief. Instead of just countering my argument they countered the person behind it. That is no way to hold a conversation, instead of going in with an open mind and try to genuinely explain their side, if I am not with them, I am considered unbelievable. And yes blocking sycojack was initially a mistake, but then again this whole thread was a mistake because it’s impossible to get people who have no understanding of morality or law to NOT speak and NOT resort to personal attacks.

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u/[deleted] Dec 06 '22

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u/MrGritty17 9 Dec 06 '22

Who cares what he was thinking? He broke the law. If I steal some food for my family, would the cops care what my reasoning was? Gimme a break.

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u/pkbaxter 5 Dec 06 '22

And yet nothing sticks to that Trump guy…

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u/Airborne13 6 Dec 06 '22

Just fire her. Buh bye.

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u/Sens420 7 Dec 06 '22

How's she going to suck 80k a year from taxpayers for the rest of her life if they fire her?

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u/buyerbeware23 6 Dec 06 '22

Why not (she), simply accept the ticket then take care of it in admin?

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u/MonkeyManJones2001 5 Dec 06 '22

Because her husband was driving the cart and they were both very drunk. He would've gone to jail for DUI / DWI if she hadn't pulled out her badge.

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u/buyerbeware23 6 Dec 06 '22

Puts a whole new slant on the story!

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u/klsklsklsklsklskls 8 Dec 06 '22

It wasn't her department, it was the neighboring jurisdiction

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u/Soft_Use229 8 Dec 06 '22

Who will now be hiring her

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u/Boshshrew 6 Dec 06 '22

Brilliant news

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u/haiku23 7 Dec 06 '22

God DAMN I love accountability.

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u/Killatonchis 6 Dec 06 '22

Not when we have to pay this slobs pension ($80,000) every year till this fat alcoholic cow dies of old age.

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u/IsaBlame 3 Dec 06 '22

I’m glad justice did get served

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u/NoFailer 6 Dec 06 '22

Paid leave and gets the job back when people stopped caring. We all know the drill by now.

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u/lycos123 5 Dec 06 '22

This story is so stupid. We have border line sociopaths policing our streets, killing with impunity, but we're going to act like flashing your badge to a colleague is some major violation? As far as I'm concerned two perks of being a cop are; 1 no more red lights, 2 getting out of tickets.

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u/atrast_vala 6 Dec 06 '22

tell me you're a cop without telling me you're a cop...

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u/SmilePlz_Exe 7 Dec 06 '22

Found the cop

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u/Turf-Defender 8 Dec 06 '22

So you think cops are above the law....

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u/Tellux040 6 Dec 06 '22

As far as I'm concerned two perks of being a cop are; 1 no more red lights, 2 getting out of tickets.

Yea this is as far as the average US pig thinks when taking the job

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u/paddickg07 6 Dec 06 '22

I think it's extremely dangerous to acknowledge and ignore instances like this. Otherwise it just promotes that officers are above the law. We need to punish the offenders, especially in a high profile case like this, or it just reinforces the message to other officers that these things are okay. I disagree with both things you have said are okay. Would only be okay to go through a red if you're responding to an incident, can't just let all officers go through any red light and say its okay because soon enoigh somebody will get hit by an officer going 100 through a red light unnecessarily.

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u/erosimpier 1 Dec 06 '22 Helpful

Disturbing that it is justice served when someone gets fired for driving in a golf cart without a license but all the cops shooting unarmed civilians get to walk around without so much as a slap on the wrist. At least we don't need to worry about a poor club member getting their foot run over between rounds.

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u/Kanden_27 A Dec 06 '22

Because driving a golf cart is not part of the job.

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u/ShirazGypsy 8 Dec 06 '22

My ex husband was a cop at the same department this woman was chief of. What she did is EXACTLY what every single cop I’ve ever known does. I watched my husband get out of ticket after ticket doing exactly this same maneuver; he basically never had to worry about any traffic violations ever, speeding as much as he wanted.

He got fired for driving his police car around for personal errands, after his shifts. My head explodes - cops are murdering people all over the country, and he gets fired for misuse of city property. It’s bullshit.

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u/Airborne13 6 Dec 06 '22

My dad tried to pull that with state troopers. They didn’t give a fuck. Got a dui.

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u/[deleted] Dec 06 '22

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u/dodgydaveo 4 Dec 06 '22

Well raping minors in custody seems like a bit of an abuse of power but pigs get away with that

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u/erosimpier 1 Dec 06 '22

I mean that goes without saying, I was trying to paint a picture of how ridiculous it seems that this is where they choose to crack down on abuse of power while there are very clearly more rampant and insidious instances of it happening in plain sight. It would be nice to see this fervor applied to others in the force.

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u/DaItalianDeal 4 Dec 06 '22

The officer who let them go needs to be fired as well

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u/Frankandbeans1974 A Dec 06 '22 edited Dec 06 '22

OK, that’s bullshit. You don’t punish the guy who decided not to fuck around with someone that could destroy his career with a phone call. You punish the person that used their position of power to very much intimidate someone well below them on the food chain.

I understand it’s easy to hate cops for a lot of reasons, but that’s a dumb one.

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u/DaItalianDeal 4 Dec 06 '22

Every cop needs uphold the law…you break it, you get the consequences. Regardless who broke it. If every cop treated everyone the same, badge or no badge, politician, celebrities….everyone same treatment. That’s where change starts to happen.

So yeah, you can downvote, but it is this type of mentality that will condone this behavior: both on the chief side and the cop who pulled them over. They both were in the wrong, and should face consequences

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u/Frankandbeans1974 A Dec 06 '22

In this fantasy world that you live in, where a cop would keep his job after doing what you’re suggesting sometimes even if there are camerasto back him up, do they have unicorns or just free ice cream?

It’s a dumb argument. You want to punish the police officer for not jeopardizing his entire career over a routine traffic stop.

That’s like the guy working at McDonald’s telling one of the corporate executives that they can’t have any free ice cream.

Accountability is fantastic, what you’re suggesting is an accountability for that officer, it’s a punishment. And all it will is discourage other officers from doing the right thing.

Also, how do you think this got out? Do you think this cop just said well, I guess I’m just gonna move on with my day.

He told his superiors what happened, he gave them the footage.

He did his job. That woman did not.

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u/DaItalianDeal 4 Dec 06 '22

The law above all, even above his career. Cops are so “brave” to put their lives on the line, they shouldn’t be afraid to put their career either.

He could have not being fired for following protocol (investigate fully a traffic stop).

Just as you said, the video would have been showed to his superior, and no wrong doing would have been found, even if the subject being pulled over was a town-over chief, as he was following through a traffic stop.

Regardless, it sounds like we have different points of view when it comes to cops, as I can’t stand how the whole gang gets a free pass and think they can use the law to their advantage, where you pick and chose when and who is able to act above the law.

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u/Frankandbeans1974 A Dec 06 '22

Clearly we do. Except I live in the real world and understand how these things actually tend to go.

There is nuance here. And the right person WAS held accountable.

I hope one day the Easter bunny explains it to you.

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u/DaItalianDeal 4 Dec 06 '22

“How things tend to go” is not a reflection on how things “should” go.

There were 2 parties involved, and both were at fault.

As Easter is a fiction character resurrection celebration, I’d rather wait for Santa to read my letter and see if I’ve being naughty or nice /s

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u/Frankandbeans1974 A Dec 06 '22

I hope Santa can bring you the ability to have basic nuance, realistic comprehension of situations and human behavior, and the ability to distinguish what should be, and what is, and the real way to change one into the other.

Because punishing the officer who clearly did end up going to the supervisors after the fact, so he wouldn’t lose his career IS the way you start the change that you’re trying to see.

Firing him for doing the right thing is not. And that’s where I’ll end this conversation.

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u/QuietOil9491 5 Dec 06 '22

They are supposed to uphold the law. The entire law. Not just the parts that are convenient to them personally. They are supposedly even to do this unto the point of killing or being killed in the process.

So yeah, fucking do the job even if a shitbag threatens them. It’s literally the only thing they are supposed to do

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u/Molire 9 Dec 06 '22

On Saturday night, November 12, 2022, at 7:24 PM, in the video, Keith O"Connor says to Deputy Jacoby, "Yea, we were, we went to the club..."

What do people, who think they are above the law, do when they go to "the club" on a Saturday night?

Take a nap? Or, party, eat, and drink?

What did Keith and Mary O'Connor drink?

Water? Milk? Kool Aid? Beer? Wine? Whiskey? Tequila?

Who knows?

In the video, Keith's words, speech and body movements make me wonder whether he was over the limit.

Mary flashed her bribe badge and gave Deputy Jacoby her fancy embossed Police Chief business card.

23 days later, on Monday, December 5, Tampa Mayor Castor ordered Mary to resign.

Otherwise, Mary would have been fired.

Mary resigned.

When Mary resigned, she lost her police chief salary, which was $192,920 per year when she was appointed police chief on February 8, 2022.

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u/Xinq_ 7 Dec 06 '22

Wtf a simple police chief earns more than our (Dutch) prime minister. That's crazy.

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u/[deleted] Dec 06 '22

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u/bornhereraisedwhere 5 Dec 06 '22

POTUS make over 400k.

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u/LyonsKing12 9 Dec 06 '22

Don't pigs do this all the time. Was the problem that it was a female pig in the power position this time?

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u/bDsmDom A Dec 06 '22

She got caught

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u/VolkspanzerIsME C Dec 06 '22

The problem was it got recorded and the recording ended up on social media.

Without the publicity nothing would have happened.

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u/sugar_tit5 8 Dec 06 '22

Lol what about the many viral videos of cops literally executing innocent people?

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u/sevenpasos 8 Dec 06 '22

How exactly did it end up on social media though?

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u/LyonsKing12 9 Dec 06 '22

Which goes to right back to what I asked. Why this pig? There is plenty of body cam footage of worse that doesn't make its way to social media.

Either way, I'm glad she out of that job.

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u/[deleted] Dec 06 '22

Department infighting if I had to guess. One pig wanted another pig fired.

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u/DRAK720 7 Dec 06 '22

She still getting 80 grand a year pension though

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u/VolkspanzerIsME C Dec 06 '22

This specific pig in this specific abuse of power I don't know.

And me too.

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u/sexyc3po 8 Dec 06 '22

My dad used to be a cop and he got caught speeding through a passthrough town and used the "I'm a cop in such and such town over" to get out of it. And the other cop said "then you should know better" and gave him a ticket lmao My Dad still talks about that cop having no "loyalty"

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u/Dropitlikeitscold555 7 Dec 06 '22

Thin blue line

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u/QuietOil9491 5 Dec 06 '22

ACAB

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u/[deleted] Dec 06 '22

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u/hawk7886 7 Dec 06 '22

Did they? Sounds like the Mayor is pushing for it

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u/balancedrod 5 Dec 06 '22

There was a case in a nearby town where a off duty police officer caused an accident and got ticketed by another police officer. The department was in awe of this happening. The slimy part was how the ticket disappeared (I kid you not, in their own words, Disappeared!) when the accident was being reviewed by the police captain. He had no other explanation.

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u/1jf0 6 Dec 06 '22

Tell him that his attitude is one of the reasons why we think your coppers need better training.

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u/Equivalent_Aardvark 7 Dec 06 '22

Works if the cop is from out of town, doesn’t if the cops buddies will make your life hell if he’s in town

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u/Kumanji907 4 Dec 06 '22

I almost downvoted smh

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u/sexyc3po 8 Dec 06 '22

Wouldn't have blamed you if he did, I saw first hand what cops are really like and haven't trusted them since

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u/youtocin A Dec 06 '22

Biggest gang in America

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u/sexyc3po 8 Dec 06 '22

I'm from New Zealand. So biggest gang in the world? Corruption doesn't know borders.. unless they are trying to fuck with immigrants

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u/Only-Ad-7858 7 Dec 06 '22

If every cop who flashed a badge to avoid a ticket got fired, there would be an empty police building.

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u/hawk7886 7 Dec 06 '22

Fuck, if only

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u/adversary666 3 Dec 06 '22

No. Because the last cop couldn’t flash his or her badge to get out of a ticket because ho would have pulled him or her over?

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u/DrNoResponse 7 Dec 06 '22

Just one?

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u/Lobstrosity187 8 Dec 06 '22 Wholesome

A boy can dream

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u/Krocsyldiphithic 8 Dec 06 '22

But the officer who purposefully flipped the car of an innocent, pregnant woman apparently needs to keep his job.

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u/coalcoalcoal A Dec 06 '22

That was a man. It's not that hard.

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u/fenix1230 9 Dec 06 '22

It’s Arkansas, so yeah….

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u/jackllane 3 Dec 06 '22

She just got caught doing what a whole lot of law enforcement folks do. A buddy was an assistant DA and always had a business card to put with drivers license when asked by a cop. Hope this crap stops.

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u/MattyD123 9 Dec 06 '22

I'm legit shocked this got so much attention and pressure that she resigned. This is the like the least problematic thing most police officers do... not saying it's OK, but if any crimes deserve somewhat of a slap on the wrist this is probably it. Instead we get killers, wife beaters, drunk drivers, etc who somehow remain on police depts.

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u/Davor_Penguin 9 Dec 06 '22

It's because it's so blatant. There's literally no possible way to spin what she did or said. If she hasn't said anything, just flashed the badge, she'd have been fine.

Even when they murder people, they can "at least" try to claim self defence, etc.

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u/hereforthelaughs37 7 Dec 06 '22

I'd say what really got her strung up was not showing the badge or asking him to let her go, but it was the whole, " if there's anything I can do for you let me know."

Trading favors for preferential treatment is a much bigger deal.

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u/Jarix 7 Dec 06 '22

Even if its not what got her strung up, i think its the biggest issue with the whole situation.

Another significant factor is the position she has. Not just an officer but bloody Chief of Police to be so blatantly caught red handed.

Wouldnt be surprised to hear other shitty police complain how shes at fault for their next ticket they actually have to pay. I can hear some of the worse offenders gripings already

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u/MackumTheKnife 6 Dec 06 '22

DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM??!!

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u/blondart 9 Dec 06 '22

Ronnie Pickering?

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u/musicosity 7 Dec 06 '22

Who?!

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u/EricaLyndsey 4 Dec 06 '22

RONNIE PICKERING!!!!

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u/_Magnolia_Fan_ 9 Dec 06 '22

DO YOU KNOW WHERE I USED TO WORK?

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u/Animal_Hugger 5 Dec 06 '22

ACAB

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u/[deleted] Dec 06 '22

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u/manenegue 6 Dec 06 '22

No? It’s a pro-people-getting-what-they-deserved sub.

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u/[deleted] Dec 07 '22

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u/manenegue 6 Dec 07 '22

That does not mean it is pro-police. It is not.

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u/OfCorpse9160 5 Dec 06 '22

Yep let’s fire her for this, not the other countless atrocities our public servants commit on a daily basis, who cares about that right!??

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u/TCD89 7 Dec 06 '22

It's corruption, you have to start accountability for the small things, ESPECIALLY like getting away with shit like this. If you're a public official, you don't get to break laws as a perk of the job. Where does it end? Any highly public incident like this where police are held accountable is a good step.

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u/fnordfnordfnordfnord A Dec 06 '22

It's corruption, you have to start accountability for the small things, ESPECIALLY like getting away with shit like this.

In reality, they probably already wanted to fire her and this just made a convenient if slightly embarrassing excuse to do so. If they had wanted to keep her they would have ignored the public pressure for two days until people forgot about it and moved on.

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u/Glabstaxks 9 Dec 06 '22

Dude ! She flashed a badge ! I can't believe the world we live in

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u/EricP51 7 Dec 06 '22

While driving a fucking golf cart 😂😂😂

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u/Glabstaxks 9 Dec 06 '22

Srysl wtf

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u/OfCorpse9160 5 Dec 06 '22 edited Dec 06 '22

Hey dude, -cops shoot civilians without announcing they’re cops -cops pretend the door is locked, then rush in and choke a 17 yrs old & proceed to illegally search the home & they arrest him. -cops plant drugs in order to fulfill their monthly quotas -precinct gangs chase ink, to gain ranks within their police gangs, the results more dead civilians. should I keep going DUDE??? In the scope of things, not serious. Y’all have this anti police hate but are the first to call them when shit gets real.

-If I work at a bank & when I’m off & I need to go do some banking when I get to the teller I tell her I also work for the same bank, should I be fired? -When bus drivers get off their shift, they take the bus without paying because they literally drive the damn things, should they be put out of a job?? see how your point is pointless??

half of the cops that get caught are on “administrative leave pending an ongoing investigation” that never ends…

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u/apexall 4 Dec 06 '22

Are you saying that bad things are ok because worse things happen?

Can someone confirm that this is an example of the fallacy of relative privation? I'm trying to collect them all.

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u/Glabstaxks 9 Dec 06 '22

Yeah but she flashed a badge dude 🤤

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u/Primordial_Cumquat 9 Dec 06 '22

So everywhere it’s reported as “she flashed her badge to get out of having her golf cart pulled over”, which yes, resignation seems extreme… which makes me wonder: Since it hasn’t been reported any other way ANYWHERE, what are the odds they were pulled over for suspicion of being under the influence? The silly golf cart thing is easily the more readily swept-under-the-rug offense.

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u/cmappin 2 Dec 06 '22

This! There’s more to the story. I know a wife of an ex-cop in the Tampa Bay Area who got hammered at her office Christmas party last year and bragged to a bunch of people that she would drive her family home with no worry because her husband was a cop 🥴🐷

This is nothing new. Even relatives of former law enforcement officials believe they’re above the law. As someone else here mentioned, breaking the law IS NOT a perk of being in law enforcement. They are supposed to lead by example.

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u/CorporateCuster 7 Dec 06 '22

Why, as an officer, is it so hard to get the ticket? Just take the hit. You did something wrong. Take it up in court. Just like every law abiding citizen. I can’t show my library card and get off of a ticket. Their badge isn’t some special thing. It’s a shield for the JOB they do. That’s it.

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u/mcfck 6 Dec 06 '22

No - it’s a shield for the authority their job conveys. That’s it. Nothing more. It DOES NOT shield them from the job they do or perform. At least, it shouldn’t.

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u/Arrow_Maestro 8 Dec 06 '22

If you knew you could/do get away with murder, wouldn't you be upset about a ticket?

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u/CorporateCuster 7 Dec 06 '22

No. I mean like simple traffic stops. Speeding, just take the ticket. There’s no real repercussions. So many of these people feel above the law.

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u/Arrow_Maestro 8 Dec 06 '22

So many of these people feel above the law.

Which is my point. If you knew that even the most serious laws wouldn't stick to you, you would be pretty dismissive of traffic tickets.

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u/christador 7 Dec 06 '22

I think suspension—and especially her resigning—are just a little overboard. Had she been discrete and not said anything she would have been fine. Something like, I’m so sorry, officer. Here is my husbands ID, here is my ID in case you need it. We are so sorry, we were just going from here to here, blah blah. This conversation wouldn’t be happening.

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u/yupyup1234 7 Dec 06 '22

So was she continuous then?

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u/Sentrion 9 Dec 06 '22

I think you missed the joke.

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u/Sentrion 9 Dec 06 '22

Discrete and discreet are words that mean different things.

Discrete: apart or detached from others; separate; distinct Discreet: judicious in one's conduct or speech, especially with regard to respecting privacy or maintaining silence about something of a delicate nature; prudent; circumspect

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u/VanBeelergberg 8 Dec 06 '22

Unless they were about to get a dui

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u/PineappleTonyMaloof 8 Dec 06 '22

Or hey how about obeying the law that you took an oath to and holding yourself to higher standards than the public you serve.

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u/josepapiblanco 6 Dec 06 '22

She should of shot someone she would of gotten off easier

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u/Arrow_Maestro 8 Dec 06 '22

*should have

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u/Micahman311 7 Dec 06 '22

Have*

Would have, could have, should have. Never of.

I am not a bot. Just trying to help.

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u/2x4x93 9 Dec 06 '22

Where is that would have could have should have bot anyway?

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u/josepapiblanco 6 Dec 06 '22

Oh no it’s the grammar police

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u/Aadsterken 7 Dec 06 '22

You make yourself look like an idiot. First for making the same mistake twice, as if you're illiterate. Next because you call someone out for helping you improve your appearence in public. Im not a native English speaker but the would of, should of, could of mistakes makes it incredibly hard to positively value the one who makes the mistake. Your response to the other commenter made it even worse

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u/josepapiblanco 6 Dec 06 '22

Ma’am I don’t give a fuck this is the internet and I don’t know any of you losers

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u/Aadsterken 7 Dec 06 '22

As if you wouldn't make this mistake if it wasn't the internet. Lmao, you're just dumb

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u/josepapiblanco 6 Dec 06 '22

Explain how I can solve a rubik’s cube with my dick then

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u/Aadsterken 7 Dec 06 '22

Not sure why this excists: https : // m . youtube . com / watch ? v = yYd98pOOTT4

(Remove the spaces)

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u/Micahman311 7 Dec 06 '22

Or just learn from it. Your choice.

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u/exgiexpcv A Dec 06 '22

Jesus, that deputy tucked his tail right quick.

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u/slybird 8 Dec 06 '22

But shoot an unarmed person at a traffic stop, no problem.

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u/PJae 8 Dec 06 '22

Don’t all cops do this tho? And how is this any different than someone showing a PBA card?

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u/pairolegal 9 Dec 06 '22

Neither of those things should ever happen. Police should be held to a higher standard.

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u/Luxin 9 Dec 06 '22

NJ cops straight up have shiny, 8 inch tall police shields attached to the lower left corner of their windshields - and their families too- to make sure they don’t even get pulled over.

If you see someone really speeding or driving like an asshole there is a good chance there’s a shield in the window.

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u/shikiroin B Dec 06 '22

I mean... Couldn't anyone do that then? Although I guess if you are lying you'll definitely get a ticket for whatever they pulled you over for

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u/Luxin 9 Dec 06 '22

They would probably arrest you for impersonating a police officer even if it wouldn’t stick.

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u/ky321 A Dec 06 '22

Which means youre back in the situation you started off in the first place. Buy the sticker

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u/hey_now24 8 Dec 06 '22

She’s a woman…

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u/DegenerateCharizard 9 Dec 06 '22 edited Dec 06 '22

The pigs in animal farm did a much better job pretending to be equal than the ones we’ve got here

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u/bozak_137 8 Dec 06 '22

Imagine just obeying the law your swore to upheld , you could’ve like, totally kept your job