E.Marquez wrote: Dad24GreatKids wrote: E.Marquez wrote:
In case no one else posted it someplace...http://www.kcentv.com/news/utah-officer ... /482394570
Cop involved fired
"Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown made the decision after an internal investigation found evidence Detective Jeff Payne violated department policies when he arrested nurse Alex Wubbels and dragged her out of the hospital as she screamed on July 26, said Sgt. Brandon Shearer, a spokesman for the department."
The watch commander, a LT, was demoted to Patrol Office III. I'm assuming that is a couple of job grades down. Should he have been fired?
Assuming the Chief knew something we do not,,,,perhaps no, firing was not appropriate .. Perhaps it was deemed a poor choice, one made without all the available facts...which brings in the question of lack of good reasoning and judgment and thus the reduction in rank, position and authority.
If my employee asks me whether they should drag the police chief's wife out of a building, put her in handcuffs, and throw her in the back of a car for a bit all because she was trying to stop them from doing something illegal, and I say "yep, go right ahead", I'm sure the police chief will understand that it was just a poor choice made by me, and not one that deserves me being fired, or anything severe like that.