Highly Trained Officer...


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Autolycus
February 16, 2006, 11:18 PM
I know that this isnt typical of all cops but still its scary.

http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/stlouiscitycounty/story/787DACA56E549E888625710000558260?OpenDocument&highlight=2%2C%22sequins%22
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Purse goes bang, blows its secret
By Heather Ratcliffe
ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
Tuesday, Jan. 24 2006

Black sequins rained down in the Dairy Queen after the explosion.

Some thought a car had backfired in the parking lot. But that wouldn't explain
the sequins, or the smoke, or the smell of gunpowder in the south St. Louis
County restaurant.

Then everyone's attention turned to a woman in line - the one with a shredded
sequined purse on the tile floor near her feet.

"She picked up her purse like it was some kind of disease," explained Shelley
White, the store manager on duty.

"I ain't got no gun," was the only thing the stranger told the crowd in the
restaurant before gathering her purse and teenage daughter from a nearby booth
and running out of the place about 1 p.m. Friday.

But she did have a gun, investigators said, apparently a low-quality one that
discharged by accident when she dropped her purse.

She had a secret too, one that she might have kept had White not rushed to the
window and called out the license number for a customer to jot down. The
fleeing woman was an off-duty St. Louis police officer.

The bullet blew a hole in a window and came to a safe landing in front of a
doorway. A fragment struck a van outside. But no one was injured.

"I don't know how that bullet didn't kill anyone," said White, whose family
owns the franchise. "I looked at the people outside, and they were just
standing there with their mouths hanging open."

St. Louis County police tracked down the city officer, who they said first
denied even being at the restaurant, in the 4300 block of Telegraph Road. Then
she told police that she had fled because she thought she was under fire.
Finally she confessed to the accident, police said.

The officer, whose name was not released pending consideration of charges
against her, eventually told police that she had thrown the weapon out her car window along Interstate 255 because she was afraid she was going to be in trouble.

County officers spent hours scouring the area along the westbound lanes in the dark and rain Friday, looking for the weapon; they never found it.

The woman resigned from the force Friday after the St. Louis police internal
affairs unit opened an investigation. She had been on the department for three years.

Said White, "I just can't believe she's a police officer." (emphasis added)

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beerslurpy
February 16, 2006, 11:36 PM
Wow, way to aggravate a simple ND with a terminal case of stupid.

Sad that someone of that meager an intellect managed to sneak onto the police force.

whm1974
February 16, 2006, 11:36 PM
"I just can't believe she's a police officer."

It may come to supprise to most people that police officers are not as knowageable about firearms as the public thinks they are.

-Bill

gunsmith
February 17, 2006, 02:46 PM
I hope some little kid doesn't find her gun and kill somebody or themselves.
that place will hire anyone I guess....maybe I should apply:evil:

Maxwell
February 17, 2006, 02:53 PM
It may come to supprise to most people that police officers are not as knowageable about firearms as the public thinks they are.

+1

I know more officers with a deep interest in cars than guns. That job is not about shooting dozens and dozens of criminals, contrary to what the tv shows might suggest.

Car Knocker
February 17, 2006, 03:04 PM
Discussed here last month: http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=178717

Vex
February 18, 2006, 01:54 AM
:eek:

Women... :rolleyes:

Okay, seriously... I want to know what kind of weapon is classified as:

But she did have a gun, investigators said, apparently a low-quality one that
discharged by accident when she dropped her purse.

Hi-point? :D

Highland Ranger
February 18, 2006, 01:45 PM
It goes further than just not being knowledgeable about guns.

Somehow the PD's vetting process failed to recognize a person who would flee the scene of an accident she caused and then attempt to dispose of the evidence.

Any bets on whether there will be legal action?

But then again, she's a cop and didn't mean it so its ok.

:neener:

c_yeager
February 18, 2006, 03:07 PM
For some reason her complete inability to speak English is a little more bothersome to me than her gunhandling. Can you imagine being pulled over by someone who speaks like this?

"I ain't got no gun,"

Chipperman
February 18, 2006, 03:41 PM
Actually, she has an excellent grasp of English.

Her clever use of a double negative kept her from being a liar. :D

pax
February 18, 2006, 03:44 PM
Old news -- Car Knocker posted a link to the original discussion thread.

Closed as a duplicate.

pax

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