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Highly Trained Officer...

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Autolycus, Feb 16, 2006.

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  1. Autolycus

    Autolycus Member

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    In the land of make believe.
    I know that this isnt typical of all cops but still its scary.

    http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/ne...0000558260?OpenDocument&highlight=2,"sequins"
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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)
     
  2. beerslurpy

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    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.
     
  3. whm1974

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

    -Bill
     
  4. gunsmith

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    wow, just wow!

    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:
     
  5. Maxwell

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    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.
     
  6. Car Knocker

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    :eek:

    Women... :rolleyes:

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

    Hi-point? :D
     
  8. Highland Ranger

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    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:
     
  9. c_yeager

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    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?

     
  10. Chipperman

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    Actually, she has an excellent grasp of English.

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

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    Old news -- Car Knocker posted a link to the original discussion thread.

    Closed as a duplicate.

    pax
     
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